Hi Earth Diet peeps, I'm having trouble sticking to eating healthy. I say I'll eat only 'earth foods' for one month but I keep breaking it. It's like my mind keeps finding ways to talk myself out of it and why I should eat junk food. And then when I do break it and eat junk food my mind starts creating more drama and guilt and I stress out. I guess the problem is my mind ... what are your thoughts? - Katherine, Dublin.
The mind can be a powerful tool if we use it. If we allow it to use us, it can go in many directions.
In the past couple of weeks I have written blogs you may find resourceful about the mind and human life.
We are also currently in collaboration with Paul Nguyen who is a Consulting Hypnotist and founder of Moodstreams. Customized down loadable sessions will soon be available on our site for things like health management, weight management, quitting smoking, addictions, overeating etc - stay tuned!
As seen on Stop Stressing Now ...
The human mind is an aggregate of causes and conditions. It is in constant change. It is forever jumping about, not ceasing for even a moment.
One must not trust his own mind that is filled with greed, anger and foolishness. One must not let his mind run free, but must keep it under strict control.
Those who really seek the path of peace dictate terms to their mind. Then they proceed with strong determination. Even though they are abused by some and scorned by others, they go forward undisturbed. They do not become angry if they are beaten by fists, or hit by stones, or gashed by swords. Let abuse come, let misfortune come, and yet one should resolve to remain unmoved and tranquil in mind.
“Oh my mind! Why do you hover so restlessly over the changing circumstances of life? Why do you make me so confused and restless? Why do you urge me to collect so many things? You are like a plow; you are like a rudder that is dismantled just as you are venturing out on the sea of life and death. Of what use are many rebirths if we do not make good use of this life?”
As seen on KORA Organics by Miranda Kerr ...
The nature of an animal is much easier to understand. Still, we can in a general way classify the nature of man according to four outstanding differences.
First, there are those who, because of wrong teachings, practice austerities and cause themselves to suffer.
Second, there are those who, by cruelty, by stealing, by killing or by other unkind acts, cause others to suffer.
Third, there are those who cause other people to suffer along with themselves.
Fourth, there are those who do not suffer themselves and save others from suffering.
These people of the last category do not give way to greed, anger or foolishness, but live peaceful lives of kindness and wisdom without killing or stealing.
Thus people can be classified in different ways, but nevertheless, man is tempted in different ways by the desires of his six senses, eyes, ears, nose, tongue, touch and mind, and is controlled by the predominant desire.
From these desires comes the body’s love of comfort. Most people, being influenced by the body’s love of comfort, do not notice the evils that follow comfort, and they are caught in a painful trap. Indeed, these desires arising from the senses are the most dangerous traps. When caught by them people are entangled in wordly passions which lead them into delusions and sufferings.
Read the full blog that includes five ways to emancipate ourselves from the bond of wordly passions. Direct link:
With love, Liana.