Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Love, Forgiveness, and The Art of Healing

There is no love without forgiveness, and there is no forgiveness without love. 
- Bryant H. McGill

Love, Forgiveness, and The Art of Healing

Have you ever eaten an entire package of cookies, chips, or crackers?  Or eaten enough pizza and soda until you felt sick?  Perhaps had too many desserts not knowing when to stop?  I have been listening to many folks talk about this recently, and it makes me wonder - why?  Is this simply a distraction to a larger picture?

Sometimes we overeat to distract us from emotional pain.  Have you ever noticed yourself eating when you are not hungry at all?  Perhaps you are lonely.  Or angry.  Or sad.  Or maybe some emotion you are not even aware of yet.

Regardless, it is some sort of hurt that you are holding on to.  Think about it, identify it, isolate it, recognize it, and confront it.

Freedom comes with Forgiveness

Tap into the Power of Forgiveness

Rather than self-sabotage, wouldn't it be more effective to address your uncomfortable feelings?  The best, most thorough, most divine perfect way to do so is through forgiveness.

Forgiving is not easy, not even for the most enlightened among us.  If you have been allowing your present health to be negatively affected and controlled by your past hurt, I urge you try implementing forgiveness utilizing these suggested steps:
  1. Talk to sympathetic friends and family about your desire to forgive.  Talking with others is extremely comforting.
  2. Write a letter to the person you'd like to forgive, even if that person is yourself.  You can decide whether or not to send it.  
  3. Look at the situation from the other person's perspective - your perspective just might change.
  4. Don't forget to forgive yourself.  We can often be our harshest critic.
  5. Fully understand that you and you alone are responsible for your own attitude.  Don't let holding a grudge keep you from feeling free, open, and powerful in your own life.

Forgive.  Then watch how much easier your relationship with eating becomes.

Be well,


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