“Being diligent in your practice should not depend on your mood of the moment. Whether your meditation session is enjoyable or irritating, easy or hard, the important thing is to persevere. It is when you don’t feel like meditating that it might have the most beneficial effects, because at those times meditation is working directly against some obstacle that stands in the way of your spiritual progress.” ~ Mattieu Ricard, from Why Meditate?
How can you apply Ricard’s message to making healthy choices/creating healthy habits?
Just when you think you cannot say no to the donut, just when you think that you “deserve” a huge serving of comfort food, just when you are sticking your hand into the bag of cookies, just as you lose your resolve, remember that you are working directly against some obstacle that stands in your way of your spiritual progress.
“This” is a spiritual journey. You may think that your goal is to simply lose weight, but this goal far transcends your body size. You are creating habits that have the power to take you beyond “temporary emotions.”
Your new habits are your road-map, your blueprint; your path to freedom.
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