Today, a little story for you…
Once upon a time three monks decided to meditate together.
They sat cross-legged beside the beautiful blue lake, closing their eyes in concentration.
Suddenly, the first monk stood up exclaiming, “Uh-oh, I forgot my mat”.
He stepped onto the water in front of him and walked across the lake to their hut on the other side.
On the monk’s return, the second monk jumped up saying, “Oops, I forgot to hang out my washing”.
He too, walked calmly across the water, and returned the same way.
The third monk, who had been watching the first two carefully, decided he too should test his abilities and rushed to the water’s edge to walk across the lake.
Promptly, he fell into the deep water.
Undeterred, he clambered out and tried again, only to sink once again into the cool depths.
Again and again he tried. Each time, he fell in over his head, getting more and more frustrated.
This went on for some time while the other two monks watched, vaguely amused.
After a while, the second monk turned to the first and said……
“Do you think we should tell him where the stepping stones are?”
The third monk’s frustration
Now, if you’re struggling with your weight, perhaps you can identify with the frustrations of third monk.
Are you attempting – and failing – to lose weight?
Again and again …. and again?
Do you feel like you’re missing a vital piece of the jigsaw or some secret step that ‘naturally’ slim people seem to just know?
Since you’re reading this newsletter (on a non-diet-blog), you’re probably already beginning to realise that dieting is NOT the way to permanent weight loss. It’s a great way to torture and deprive yourself for a period, that’s it.
A wee bit different…
If you’re like many of my clients, you’re realising that to achieve your happy weight, you need a new approach. Perhaps, something radically different from your previous efforts.
Maybe you’re starting to realise that something needs to change – something inside of you…within your own mind.
Here’s the thing:
The struggle to lose weight is in your mind …….and… so is the solution.
It’s about harnessing the power of your mind so you can have the body you love.
It’s about building the muscles in your mind, then the muscles in your body.
Walking on water
Just as it’s easy to look like you’re walking on water when you know where the submerged stepping stones are, it’s easy to get to – and remain at – your happy weight, when your mindset is sorted.
When you know where the stepping stones are you get to escape Diet Hell in all its forms: the weight and food obsession, the low confidence, the self-sabotage.
So, how would you like to discover what those first two monks know? Why not learn where the stepping stones are so the number on the scales can take care of itself?
Love etc, Avril
PS: If you’ve had enough of treading water, why not try something different a wee bit different? It’s not quite magic, but when you know where the stepping stones are, it can look that way! C’mon over, drop me a line….