Thursday, July 8, 2010
Thoughts: Stress begone!!!
The Earth Diet is about living a natural wholesome lifestyle of food, nutrition, love and presence - eating only foods naturally provided by the earth.
Here's what Dr. Wayne Dyer, the author of over 30 books has to say on what is natural and how thoughts are just as important to your health as the food you eat.
There’s nothing natural about living a life filled with stress and anxiety, having feelings of despair or depression, and needing pills to tranquilize yourself. Agitated thoughts that produce high blood pressure, a nervous stomach, persistent feelings of discomfort, an inability to relax or sleep, and frequent displays of displeasure and outrage are violating your natural state. Believe it or not, you have the power to create the naturally stress-free and tranquil life you desire. You can utilize this power to attract frustration or joy, anxiety or peace. So if it’s natural to have feelings of well-being, why is it that we seem to experience so much “unwellness” and tension?
The truth is that there is no actual stress or anxiety in the world; it’s your thoughts that create these false beliefs. You can’t package stress, touch it, or see it. There are only people engaged in stressful thinking. That pesky ego is at work when you’re experiencing stress or anxiety. We speak of stress as if it were present in the world as something that attacks us. But the stress in your body is rarely the result of external forces or entities attacking you; it’s the result of the weakened connection to Source caused by the belief that ego is who you are. You are peace and joy, but you’ve allowed your ego to dominate your life.
Here’s a short list of stress-inducing thoughts that originate in your ego self: It’s more important to be right than to be happy; Winning is the only thing so when you lose, you should be stressed; Your reputation is more important that your relationship with your Source; Success is measured in dollars rather than in feeling happy and content; Being superior to others is more important than being kind to others.
You aren’t your work, your accomplishments, your possessions, your home, your family…your anything. You’re a creation of your Source, dressed in a physical human body intended to experience and enjoy life on Earth. This is the intention that you want to bring to the presence of stress—your personal intention to be tranquil. Stress and anxiety are choices that we make, ways that we choose to process events. Each day we have hundreds of opportunities to shift our thoughts and align with the Source that intended us for lives of joy and peace.
Challenges: The state of your life is nothing more than a reflection of your state of mind. -Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
Triumphs: The farmers markets have started now and will run all summer here! Woohooo I love the freshness, and got some zucchinis, blueberries, peaches, pickles, spring onions, and kale!!!
What I Ate Today:
Food fest 1: Avocado and blue berries from the farmers markets!
Food fest 2: Another avocado.
Food fest 3: Cherries, blueberries and 4 nectarines!
Food fest 4: Peanuts
Food fest 5: Balls of Peanut Butter Chocolate!!!
Recipe: Recipe for Balls Of Peanut Butter Chocolate is available on the website www.theearthdiet.org
Exercise: A 1 hour workout at Big Al's Family fitness!
119 days to go!!!