When you’re faced with a challenge, can you see the solution clearly instantaneously? Not me. For example, where I live in the mountains of Southern California, we are expecting six to ten feet of snow this week. Now normally, I’m okay with that. I keep my home well stocked, so even if I can’t drive out of my driveway, I can just be a hermit. But this week, I am scheduled to attend a pre-grant conference for a Grant I’m writing for a client in the VA side of my business, and attendance is mandatory. So in the midst of that six to ten feet of snow, I have to drive off the mountain. Oh baby oh baby.
My first solution was to get someone else to go in my place who lived down the hill. Too many details to have to handle for me to go. So she and I chatted and I left that kettle on to brew overnight. When I woke up this morning, I could plainly see what I had to do and I’m in the midst of taking the appropriate steps to make that happen so I can attend.
My norm is to be as active as I can see to be, so not being able to see what steps were required of me was a bit of a conundrum. It made me think of some of you ladies who might not be able to see into this realm of being plus sized: can YOU see clearly what you are supposed to be getting out of being a big woman? Maybe not. But it is my area of expertise, so let me share a few ideas with you.
This wonderful world of ours has chosen to pick on fatties as the last bastion of lack-of-acceptance. The medical community announced years ago that being large was a threat to health. Thousands of people believed them, and because those thousands of people don’t understand that their thinking is what is causing the health problems because of their beliefs, they don’t realize that being large has nothing, nada, zip, and zero to do with health problem. Only thinking can cause anything, so it’s thinking that is causing the health problems….and probably the overweight as well.
That is one hell of a meaty paragraph and I’ll just bet you’d benefit by reading it again…slowly.
Being large is not a threat to health. Thinking that being large is a threat to health is a threat to health. Girlfriend, it’s your thinking that is causing any medical problems you might be experiencing.
What’s the solution? Think something better. Think, for example, “Well shucks then, I’m going to think “I’m getting better. I don’t need to do this diabetes any more. I’m not going to retain extra fluids.” Just reverse whatever it is you’ve been thinking, and you can get out from under what you truly did not understand.
And if you need more explanation, email me at email@example.com and we can chat.