Mental Junk Food that is Affecting Your Love Life
You watch the food that you eat that ends up on your hips, but the mental food you digest is not as obvious. Your subconscious mind is always absorbing everything around you. If you don’t pay attention, this mental junk food won’t end up around your waist but around your heart.
In Sanskrit, they describe the senses as open channels to the mind. The consumption by the senses of the outside world is called “eating.” So your senses are indulging on the stimuli and feeding you judgments of what you like and dislike all the time. These unconscious indulgences are supported by the misguided philosophy that you cannot change what is out there, only take in what you see.
When you wake up and wish you were with your soul mate instead of alone, your emotions start snacking on loneliness, resentment or even anger at your last boyfriend who left. You judge your body, your paycheck and even the people at your job. Even though the unpleasant verdicts don’t make you feel good, they have a strange addictive quality like chocolate or French fries. You have a small bite, but then you keep going back for more.
If you let these unhealthy emotional binges become a daily habit, pretty soon you will start to believe that your problems are all out there. What you eat with your emotional mind is constantly projected into external form again and again in an endless cycle. You feel powerless to the forces of life and beaten down as a victim of circumstance.
Imagine your last date, think of how you watched what you ate in front of him but inside you were having a wild smorgasbord in your head wondering if he is interested, if you are good enough and if he is going to ask you out again. You tried to follow the “rules” so you do it all right, but your feelings were crashing the party soaking up every gesture and comment looking for clues of his attraction. Often, you end up ingesting all the ways he appeared distant and then you continue to attract the same guy who never calls.
To practice healthy eating for the heart, start by watching what you allow into your thought space. What triggers you, what excites you and where do you get hooked in? Watch how your senses are feeding off the environment and dictating your state of mind. Become present that nothing is good or bad and start to think of everything as neutral and focus your mind inward on what you want even though the senses are telling you otherwise.
As you start to feed the senses from the inside through your imagination and visualization versus what you see out there, you can begin to control your life and your emotional state regardless of the situation. That is true power. Then, you will start to create from the inside out and become a master of your life.
Things start to shift out there and you then begin to realize that you can feed yourself whatever you want and the world will play it back for you. You don’t have to settle for a limited menu of options that your conscious mind is taking in, but tap into your creative imagination and project your ideal out there for you to play.
Pretty soon, you will be having men literally eating out of your hands because you will be so delicious inside like a scrumptious, yummy cake. No more bitter taste or stale energy, you will be the light you truly are and letting the world drink you up in your magnificence.