I am sure that you would agree, especially at the beginning of each new year, that the subject of diet is one of the foremost topics of public interest throughout the world.
It is simply amazing that although there are hundreds of television commercials, and that numerous internet and magazine articles have been written on the subject. The shelves of every bookstore is filled with volumes of the Mediterranean Diet, the DASH Diet, The Flexitarian Diet, The Weight Watcher’s Diet (WW), and the list goes on.
They all purport to unfold the mysteries of carbohydrates, proteins, fat-loss, internal body cleanse, starches, vitamins etc, etc. It is no wonder that virtually the whole world is food conscious. How about you, are you food and diet conscious? In one way or another, I am sure you are. Therefore, let’s take a deeper look at this subject.
When it comes to food and dieting, experts on the subject say that physically, we become the thing that we eat. (I’m glad I don’t eat artichokes.) Those same experts also state that our whole body is really composed of the foods that we have eaten in the past. (Isn’t that a sickening thought?) Therefore, for the remainder of this article, I am going to deal with the subject of dieting at a level that is infinitely more profound and far more reaching in its effect. I refer of course, to “Mental Dieting”.
Over the course of my life, thus far, I have come to believe that the experts are correct in saying that “The most important of all factors in our life is the mental diet on which we live.” Yes – It is the food that we furnish our mind that determines the whole character of our life. It is the thoughts we allow ourselves to think, and the subjects we allow our mind to dwell upon, which make us who we are. In other words – the present condition of every phase of our life in fact, is entirely conditioned by the thoughts, emotions, and feelings that we have entertained in the past.
That being said, it’s not a stretch to see that the condition of our life tomorrow, next week, next month, and even next year, will be entirely conditioned by the thoughts, emotions, and feelings that we choose to entertain from this moment forward. In other words, whether we realize it or not, we choose all the conditions of our life – when we choose the thoughts upon which we allow our mind to dwell. Therefore; I challenge you to “choose wisely”.
There you have it. When it comes to dieting, I submit to you that our “Mental Diet” (what we feed our mind) should be the most important thing in our life. The mental will always precede the physical…….
The Challenging Question:
What are you going to do, throughout 2019 to enhance your mental diet?
Is Your Diet Right?