Life Is Letting Go

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Last week we talked about Limiting Beliefs Around Weight Loss and came to see that often our desire to lose weight isn't so much about getting the weight off as it is feeling better about ourselves when we do. We're looking for a sense of well being and we've tied it to our weight.

And we talked about how our sense of well being is always available. That doesn't seem to be the case lots of times, we know, but we look at it very much like the weather. In the same way that the sun is always there whether we see it or not, our well being is always there whether we experience it or not.

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The way we see it, well being is our nature. But in the same way the sun can be hidden by clouds, our well being can be hidden by our busy thinking. Thoughts like, "I just have to lose this weight and then I'll feel good" are like clouds in the sky, or like thought storms. That's our human weather.

And weather is always moving, always changing. Have you noticed that your thinking is like that too? Always moving, always changing? This is the nature of life. Life is always letting go. Letting go of what is currently happening, allowing the next phase of expression to occur, fresh and new.

This is the nature of our thinking too, constantly moving on, flowing on by. Unless we decide to hold on to a thought, hold on to limiting beliefs like "I can't lose weight." It's holding on to our thoughts that covers our feeling of well being, just like clouds covering the sun.

The more we don't cling to or buy into limiting beliefs and allow those thoughts to flow on by when they occur, the more we experience our true nature, which is well being. As a little test of this, the next time you find yourself feeling stuck or low with a limiting belief, ask yourself, what would happen or how would I act if I didn't believe that thought?

It's amazing how much lighter we can feel almost instantly when we look at limiting beliefs this way. We get a real feel for how our well being is like the sun, always there, bright and shiny, but for our thinking.

Another way we find a quick shift in our sense of well being is when we stop resisting something that's happening in our lives and welcome it instead. Welcoming what arises can get us back to the sunshine, too.

It's the nature of life to move, grow and expand. Life is always letting go.

The recipe this week is a Chickpea Spinach Salad. Very quick to make and ever so tasty!

To your Amazing Health,
Connie and Bill

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Chickpea Spinach Salad (Serves 2) *Adapted from Mary McDougall

  • 28-ounce can chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained
  • 4-6 cups loosely packed spinach, chopped
  • 1 red or yellow bell pepper, diced (or 3 good size carrots, diced)
  • 1 small red onion or 1 bunch green onions, diced
  • Ground black pepper to taste
  • Oil-free Asian Dressing—Recipe below
  • Optional: 1 avocado, diced

Combine beans and peppers or carrots in a bowl.

Add chopped spinach and black pepper.

Pour dressing over and toss to mix.


Note: You can refrigerate salad 1 to 2 hours before serving to heighten flavors if you prefer.

Asian Dijon Dressing

  • ¼ cup rice vinegar
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 tablespoon coconut aminos or soy sauce
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 2-inch piece of fresh ginger peeled
  • 1 tablespoon no-salt vegetable seasoning

Add all ingredients to a high-speed blender and blend for 1 minute or more.