A Moment in Time: November 5, 2013. PROCRASTINATION AND FOOD: CAN THEY BE RELATED?
At the end of 2012, I decided that one of the top priorities in my to-do list for 2013 would be to focus more on how to start taking care of my physical body and its energy levels. The last few years of my life have been so full of inner change and transformation—not to mention my non-stop job as the scribe of a 700+ pages trilogy I recently finished—that I had left my outer well-being and health as last on the list. Until I realized I had started to become a…sorry but I am going to have to write the word: PROCRASTINATOR! Yes, I had gotten infected with this terrible virus that continues to run rampant without many of us knowing that its definitive cure can only be found inside our heart.
As I started to understand what was going on with me and why I was losing my enthusiasm and ability to finish all that I needed in the time frame I had originally set for my tasks, I diagnosed I had to pay more attention to what I was eating and nurturing my physical body with. Not that I didn’t care of the food I ate before that, but somehow it felt I still had to go deeper to confirm if my diet and eating habits were truly what “I thought they were” and if they were affecting in some negative way my mental performance.
We all hear a lot that we are what we think, and that our thoughts shape who we are and what we attract as experiences in our lives. If this is true—and to a great extent it certainly is—our thoughts and beliefs are the ones telling and suggesting us what we should eat, cook and consider as our regular diets. In other words, “we are what we think therefore, we are also what our thoughts are telling us to eat.”
Once I identified this, I knew I had found the root of my procrastination problems. You see, our minds are shaped by what we have been taught from our society as the ideal way to live, including its suggested way for us to eat. We humans love to copy and follow what others do without questioning it. This behavior is the reason why the world has become such an apathetic place. Not many are willing to question things! And why is that? Because they are not nurturing their bodies in the way they should, they are ignorant of what is good for them and what is not. Even worse, they are not even interested in changing it.
I won’t go too deep into the analysis of the policies and practices currently applied by our governments having to do with the way we are feeding our families and ourselves. Public health is such a complex and alarming aspect of the global reality that this article would become a whole book if I were to do so. What I will say though is that we are all eating too many toxins, additives, and other food poisons that are literally altering the chemistry of our brains and therefore affecting our emotional states and capacity to live to the fullest, with zero levels of procrastination which has never been a natural human state but rather one that is being artificially created.
Since I’ve been learning about all this, the results I continue to get with my new thoughts and beliefs about what I should put into my body are truly amazing and this I know now for sure: yes, there is a direct relation between the food I eat and my enthusiasm, motivation, and energy levels. Since I’ve been “eating more consciously” I feel more empowered and it is as if God has awakened within me once more!
So why did I previously say that the definitive cure for procrastination could only be found inside our heart? Because as I have already explained, our procrastination and apathy levels come from our minds, from the thoughts we are creating in our brains which are constantly bombarded by all the advertising and propaganda that is making us choose whatever it is society as a whole is choosing to eat, wear, buy, desire, and the list goes on.
The only place that is free from all the psychological and emotional toxicity that surrounds us and where we can find the unbiased answers we need is in the heart—the sacred heart within the physical heart. This is where we can find out how to feel what is NOT appropriate for us to think anymore…
And how does one gets to that place I call the sacred heart within the physical heart? The only way is through meditation.
Through meditation I got all the answers about how to correct my lifestyle, eating habits, and how to reconnect with that flow of enthusiasm that replaced my apathy and reminded me of my healthy and energized self. So, what you say, are you ready to start living without the need of the procrastination that only belongs to your mind but never to your heart-based self?
Until next time and don’t forget to be love!