My brother has an allergy to some foods. Not deadly allergies, thank goodness. But a few foods, that when he eats them, he just feels really sick & lousy. Sometimes he says he "can't" eat them. More often, he says he chooses not to eat them. He chooses, instead, to feel better.
I also have a food allergy - a food that I absolutely can't eat. But then I have those foods that I know I shouldn't eat. When I avoid them, I just feel better. Most of us experience this with one food or another.
And yet, I sometimes choose those not-so-good foods. I eat them, and feel lousy.
And then wonder why I made that choice. Why I didn't instead choose better food & feeling better.
You know the choice...between fast food & fresh food, say. The fast food is kind of fun & yummy going down. But afterwards, it doesn't feel so good. The fresh food - leaves you feeling fresh & light.
It's similar with thinking. For some reason, we more often choose to think & talk about the negative. Just look at the evening news...not alot of love & light there.
When everyone is standing around gossiping, it can feel kind of fun & exciting to be part of that. You feel included & almost like you're acquiring some special information. But afterwards, it doesn't usually feel good. Especially if you said some not-so-nice things about someone.
When you have that choice, to think or speak or act in a way that isn't positive...pause for a moment. How do you want to feel? We all want to feel good...in the moment & later. Choose to feel good. To feel better. Say to yourself " I am full of love & kindness. I accept only loving & kind thoughts. I act & speak in a loving & kind way. And I attract to me others who are filled with love & kindness".
This is the beginning of choosing to feel better. That, and fresh food:)
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