Sunday, May 20, 2012

Be versus Doing and Having

I am still haunted by the anorexic images I viewed on Dr. Oz. It really came to me how destructive it is to want to gain control over what we do or don't do (eat) and have (thin body) instead of what we want to be (healthy). Putting our focus on doing and having instead of just being and letting that healthy state of existence determine what we do and have, puts us at risk for anything to take over and finally control us, just like the disease of anorexia finally controls these poor girls.

I have talked about this before but it is worth repeating because this principle has a multitude of applications and not just having to do with our bodies.  If what we do or have doesn't help what how healthy, good, and loving we ultimately become then it has a tendency to start to control us because we can never do or have enough of anything that doesn't end in an healthy outcome.  

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