Even extra weight? Am I claiming that even unwanted weight is neither “good” nor “bad”, except for the story we tell ourselves about it?
Yep. I am.
Unwanted Weight Can Actually Be Thought of as Neither “Good” Nor “Bad”? Isn’t That Heresy to Dieters?
Think of it this way: no pleasure is possible without first knowing pain. Said another way, how would we know what we want, with a burning desire, without first knowing what we don’t want.
I know you may be scoffing at what you’ve just read. It’s a radical notion to suggest that unwanted weight could possibly be “good”. Or even to suggest merely that it might not be “bad”. But hear me out.
You’re Already Telling Yourself Stories About (Giving Meaning To) Your Unwanted Weight…Why Insist Those Stories Must Be Painful?
You have unwanted weight. That is the current state of your body. And I’m not aware of any amount of wishing that will change that for you in this moment, nor am I aware of the location of any magic lamps containing genies to grant you three wishes to change it right now.
So, given that fact, which sounds like it will be more helpful in leading you toward finally losing your unwanted weight:
- Beating yourself up for having unwanted weight and calling it (and, perhaps, yourself) “bad” and “wrong”
- Finding ways to tell better feeling stories about your current state so that you are no longer berating yourself for your unwanted weight.
I suggest that the later is infinitely more positive and will lead to freedom, just for today, from the prison you sometimes feel your unwanted weight keeps you in. I suggest that if you make feeling good about something you can’t change, in this instant, one of your top priorities, you will quickly feel the power of quantum physics and how it can help you change yourself for the better.
Wait a Minute? You Mean I Can Change My Weight with Just My Mind? How?
But I am not suggesting that you can say, right now, “I’m glad I have unwanted weight; I’m very happy to be carrying more weight than I want.” That is silly, primarily because it is not realistic and you would never really believe it (even if you said it to yourself 100 times).
But can you tell yourself this story? “I am not really happy about my unwanted weight, but I also know that this weight is not ‘who I am’ and it is only a temporary state. I can also accept that the pain this unwanted weight has caused me might be exactly what I’ve needed to become willing to make changes, just for today.”
That is a realistic, believable story; you’re not sugar-coating the “truth” and you’re not lying to yourself. You’re being honest about what you don’t want and you’re telling yourself a better-feeling story about it. And I promise you that if you make it your business to tell better feeling stories, like the one you just read, about your unwanted weight (and yourself), you will be well underway to seeing your weight-loss efforts finally begin to have the positive effects you’ve been desiring!
Stay tuned to this blog for more tips about telling better stories and other ways to use quantum physics to find lasting weight loss. And, if you’re serious about wanting to really delve into the amazing science of quantum physics, to experience weight loss in a way you’ve never imagined possible, make sure you read Why Quantum Physicists Don’t Get Fat right now!