Myopic – From My Heart
Have you ever thought that things are really good, only to find out later that your ideas were way off base. Or the opposite – thinking something is horrible, and it’s just not the case?
Happens all the time on the spiritual journey. And with body image. And so many other things.
Do you ever have this experience?
I’ve been focusing on eating healthier over the last 3 or 4 months, and I’ve lost some weight. Over the last couple of weeks I haven’t been as focused on eating well, and I’ve been feeling it. The other day I climbed on the scale for the first time in more than a week. I wasn’t feeling very good about what I’d been eating – and more importantly my body was giving me a clear message to clean up my act.
I winced as I got on the scale thinking I was going to see an unhappy number of X number of pounds added … and to my surprise I was at a new low weight. My perception of being heavier was completely off base.
Got me thinking about how myopic I can get. How if I start feeling bad about myself, things fall apart pretty quickly. I’m not real good at checking in on reality in that situation. It’s easy for me to beat myself up and get carried away with how I could have done a better job. With food. In a relationship. With a creative project.
And sometimes I’m doing a good job – it’s all in my head. Sometimes my perceptions are more on point. Either way, when I remember to, I bring myself back on point by working on remembering who I really am. Not the fumbling human being I’m feeling like in the moment of frustration when I’m caught in separation. But the undistorted expression of the Divine that is who I am – and who you are too.
This coming week I’m going to remember this when I find my view narrowing and becoming distorted – when I’m becoming over-identified with separation.
How about you?
That’s it for this week…From My Heart.
“The Soul Archaeologist”
Internationally Recognized Teacher and Healer
Creator of the Transformational Beneath the Sand Program