With the advent of a new calendar year, we often look to implement changes in our lives that will take us towards our goals of health and happiness. Yet, each day, each hour, each minute, and each second gives us the renewed opportunity to be who we really want to be.
No matter how many years we have been eating a certain way or how many times we might have fallen off the Mango Wagon, from the immediate point in time when we decide to change our way of eating, our body starts healing and rebalancing.
Certainly, there can be a period of elimination when it may feel as though our health is not improving, but it is!
And even if we do not quite understand the detoxification and healing crises, we can fully trust that the body is doing its very best in its present circumstances and working with its own innate wisdom.
Words like "fail" and feelings of guilt are not helpful to our journey.
Each time we eat food that we would rather not be eating, we have an opportunity to intimately observe the way it impacts our body and our mind.
When we neutrally experience these effects with attention and honesty but without mentally berating ourselves, we become aware of the consequences in a nonjudgemental way, and eventually we reach a point where we no longer want them in our life.
Often it is this reoccuring awareness that we need in order to understand what it is we truly want, and without it we may never have this deep-seated assurance.
So, while acknowledging your past experience (dietary or other) with gratitude and appreciation, seize each and every new day as having the potential to live the life you really want to live, with vision, courage, and compassion.
Happy New (calendar) Year!