What’s going on here? Even when you know what you should eat to lose weight, you go ahead and eat something weight gaining. What do you say to yourself when you do this? You probably say something like, “I have to make better decisions.”
Okay, better decisions sounds good on paper. But if you were involved in poor decision-making in the first place, how are you going to turn things around and make better decisions now and in the future?
What if you took the position that you are not aware of and don’t control most of your thoughts and behaviors, and not even your decision-making? Is this too radical a viewpoint for you? Take the example of knowing what you should eat, but ending up eating the very opposite. What’s at work here? It’s probably a well-worn pattern of intent that is not governed by decision-making. To change such a pattern you will have to deal with what is controlling it.
If you’d like to pursue this idea further, please read the blogposts on the unconscious mind in The Reading Room which is in the left-hand column of this blog, MariasLastDiet.com.
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