Look From a Different Angle

Sometimes I get so caught up in how I think. I suppose this happens to everyone. We tend to think the same thoughts over and over again. For some people the thinking gets obsessive. Many of us don’t even notice. I saw something in an email that made me think, “Oh no. Not for me.” Then I thought again and realized that actually this could be exactly what I am looking for.

I have been working on healing my body through the Gut and Psychology Program that Dr. Campbell Mc-Bride writes about. I have noticed how subtle the changes in my body are. I sort of wish I had greater symptoms so that I could be really reinforced in my commitment to this diet. I have enough to keep me going, but I had a moment of wishing for more.

I realized then that for those with very pronounced symptoms that they have the ability to track their progress towards health much more readily than those of us with lighter symptoms. That’s good news for both sides. For those with symptoms that require their attention, when they find something that heals them (rather than just suppresses the symptoms) they get to see their own progress towards health very clearly. For those of us with symptoms that are more subtle, well we can realize we are blessed to not have to have lived through what those with the greater symptoms have had to go through. Just a few thoughts on changing perspective.

Comments

  1. I’ve also noticed how the body picks up on such subtle changes. That never seemed to be the case when I was eating the Standard American Diet. It was as if my body was so overwhelmed that I couldn’t notice the subtitles. But I can’t say I ever wished for stronger symptoms! I think cellulite is a strong enough symptom for me 🙂

  2. oops, I meant subtleties, not subtitles. Although the latter does have a more literary feel. I’m just not the poetic!

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