𝑰 𝑭𝒆𝒆𝒍 𝑭𝒂𝒕

I have said that to myself hundreds, no, thousands of times over my life. Maybe millions. And I am thinking that right now. Luckily, I am in a very curious mood.

As a student of β€œthought work”, I firmly believe we are in charge of our feelings. Often it seems someone or something else is in charge (or I want them to be). But, more often now, I see it’s all me.

Sometimes it is painfully obvious that my brain is in charge.

Sometimes it is delightfully obvious that my brain is in charge.

So back to the belly. And me thinking it’s too big, feeling like I have an inner tube wrapped around my waist. It seems so true. Just a fact. It’s so automatic, just a physical sensation, right?

How about I play around with how that feeling π™’π™žπ™œπ™π™© be created by a thought.

Maybe the physical sensation is real, an awareness of the space my body is taking up. But the description of β€œfat” is chock full of all kinds of negative vibes. That are now racing all over my body creating a general sensation of β€œyuck”.

Caused by my thoughts about the word β€œfat”.

Over which I have control.

Which I can allow to surface on that river of thoughts and pass right on by. Or grab at them, pull them out and hold on out of habit. Today? I’m taking a good look at the result, the β€œyuck”, and I toss those thoughts back in the river.

I choose, β€œMy belly feels full.” β€œMy belly feels alive.” β€œMy belly is part of me.”

Maybe, when you want to live your best life….

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