I’ve been looking at everything I say and write lately, to pinpoint where I might be placing a negative slant on anything, and a passing comment from last week’s training struck a particular chord with me. It was about losing weight.
I believe most people, like me, would think of the concept of ‘losing weight’ as a good thing, and – technically – I agree it is. However, we are basically programed to hate losing anything; such as our car keys, our wallets, etc. And, when we do lose something, aren’t we always looking around to find it again? It was a thing of comfort and familiarity, and we don’t feel quite right without it.
But, what if we decided to “let our extra pounds go?” That is the basic difference between losing your possessions through theft, and “letting them go” by taking them to the dump, or perhaps Goodwill if they’re nice enough. “Letting go” of our extra pounds will allow us to move forward in our lives, without the literal burden of extra pounds weighing us down… And since we have given them up on purpose, we will not forever be looking for them hoping to get them back.
Food for thought, and – as always – I’d be happy to hear your thoughts on the subject.