Outside perspectives can become chains that enslave in the dungeon of mediocrity…Greg Fullerton
One of the most popular current best sellers is a book by Geneen Roth called Women, Food and God. It is described as a revolutionary look at the connection between food, weight control and life style.
It was relatively simple to make a comparison between Women, Poverty and Self-Beliefs. The theory is compulsive eating and overweight problems are not about food, but rather filling up or satisfying an unhappy self-image or deficiency. The inner dialogue goes like this: “I approve my choices and my state of fatness and blame it on lack of will power to make me fatter and unhappier…so eating more is like a drug to keep me numb and justified why I need to eat more calories I know are fattening.”
Now think how this theory can apply to being poor. Similar words may sound like this: “I accept my state of poverty, not because I’m not able to make money but rather it helps to justify my unhappy self-image. I’m nobody special and I don’t deserve to be rich. I’ll just find more excuses to justify my job, my debts, stress and lack of success.”
The PROBLEM is not lack of money but your acceptance of it. “It’s about the reality and excuse that you have given up without saying so…”
“Accepting problems and limitations creates a small focus, a narrow life, of hiding and shame ‘like dying without ever living'” Roth
Do you ever feel overwhelmed, misunderstood, circumscribed, and victimized by an ever-changing economy and society? And there is only CORE SOLUTION. You see it every day when you look in the mirror. You just need to look deeper.
First, let’s compare being poor to being overweight. Both are undesirable. Both are by-products of controllable actions. You learn to live with self-misery and make up stories about lack of money. You worry about bills, job security, a dead-end job, or not affording the special extras for your family. You scour sales, discounts, food stamps, drive into junk-food restaurants, abide an unreliable old car, live in an insecure neighborhood, work for a tiresome boss, face congested long commutes, retract from educational opportunities.
“You assume that it’s not possible to live any other way…and you’re using ‘lack of money’ to act that out without ever having to admit it.”
This is described as a flat life.
Whether you try to control overweight or eliminate poverty, there are at least 3 choices:
One, keep doing what you’re doing…easiest.
Two, find a better routine…This is a little harder. But motivation comes from understanding the reasons to be better…better than a plate of fatty French fries or a minimum wage job and high interest bills.
Three, find those powerful feelings that nothing will destroy your life’s purpose. Know your true spirit that nurtures fidelity, gratitude, justice, physical vitality, self-development and potential. This is your true self-belief or value you must also see when you look at yourself.
Note that there is no duty to be wealthy other than the single value of money in your bank account is not for its own glory but for all the generosities it allows for you and those you care about.
What do you really see when you look at your self-worth? Would a strong, positive self image put up with a greasy hamburger or graceless lifestyle?
The ONE SOLUTION is up to you and your core values…
If the main problem is lack of self-belief then write out this statement on a card and repeat it as many times a day as you can:
“I want to be the best that I can be. I want to do and have and live in a way that is in harmony with my idea of the greatest goodness of life.”
Can you see it is about who you believe you are? It is your self-dialogue that will imprison you. It is you habits that will enslave you to missing out on everything in life that is not related to poverty.
It will take new experiences to set new destinations for you.
So it may be easier to see how a plate of food can create a burden to what your body is meant to be. That glossy creamy donut, that cheese saturated burger will manifest itself as extra poundage. That excuse “I can’t do a simple 3-steps home business plan” will prolong a paycheck to paycheck existence.
It takes more practice to see how an innovative revolutionary home business concept can help you become financially secure. You already have everything you need. You are Someone Special versus No One in Particular. What you need is right in front of you and you may not realize it unless you take the first steps and check out a webinar and video.
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Shortage of Self-Belief should not be the problem. You have ENERGY…with body, heart, brain, nerves, and muscles. You have INSPIRATION, if neccessary, with the previous statement repeated daily. “I want to be the best that I can be. I want to do and have and live in a way that is in harmony with my idea of the greatest goodness of life.”
In fact, let’s accept the theory that the real issue about any fear, suffering or lack of self-image may have NOTHING to do with a bad economy, a bad childhood or bad eating habits. It ALL has to do with you. And, specifically, with your connection to your Highest Self, Source, God, or Whatever-You-Want-To-Call-It.
Greg Fullerton’s speech about Who Set the Rules sums your freedom and core values the best:
“The power of self-talk is incontrovertible. Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right. Don’t let others impose their negative outlook and rules on you. Break free from the chains of popular opinion. Learn to take counsel from your innermost self, your self that knows you can succeed regardless of circumstance. Guard vigilantly against negative self-talk. When you hear the voices inside telling you you’re not good enough, realize that these are the voices of failure in society — not your own voice. Make your own rules. Live them fiercely and consistently. “
I sincerely hope a great life for you.