Today’s post will be a short one, but maybe one of the most important.
Let’s face it, we’re not often in the mood for more than 256 characters at a time anyway, if we’re being honest with ourselves.
Anyway, today’s post is a simple reminder to mind what you “eat”, and that this adage goes far beyond what you allow into your stomach.
What you “eat” includes not only food that affects your physical body, but the “food” that affects your mind and emotions.
Which in turn affect your physical body.
We know beyond a shadow of a doubt that our minds and beliefs affect our physical selves.
Need proof? Look no further than the placebo effect and, maybe more importantly, the nocebo effect.
Many of us are familiar with the placebo effect, when we believe something is having an action on our bodies and we experience the effects of it, even if that something (often a sugar pill) is having no such effect.
Instead, it is the power of our belief that causes the positive physical effect.
The nocebo effect is the flip side of that.
This is when we believe something negative is/will happen to our physical self.
Then it does.
The power of our belief is strong. Perhaps the strongest force there is, whether you train yourself to use it or not.
(Your mind is always hard at work, whether you are an active or passive thinker.)
In fact, we may only see the tip of the iceberg right now in terms of its power. If we even see that much.
So what does this have to do with “you are what you eat”?
What your mind consumes, or “eats”, directly impacts your mood, psyche, and belief.
Everything you read, see, listen to, believe, can have a massive impact on the formation of your belief system.
As we know through the evidence of both the placebo and nocebo effects, your beliefs and mind can have a profound and direct impact on your physical self.
Both positive and negative. It goes both ways.
So it is not only important to be conscientious of what you put into your body, but perhaps even more so is it important to be conscientious of what you put into your mind.
Pay attention to your thought patterns, what your mind is driven to consume.
How do those things make you feel?
More positive or less? More productive or less? More faith or less?
Whatever the answers are, they may point to the outcomes you experience in your life, both physically and perhaps on a larger scale in terms of your place in life.
Your mind/belief is a powerful driving force, impacting you and by extension the environment around you.
Make sure you “feed” it well!
Check out my all-new gratitude journals for 2021!
Prompted gratitude journals with instructions, motivation, and inspiration to take your gratitude practice, AND LIFE, to the next level in 2021!
The statements contained on this website have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and are not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any disease. Unless otherwise specified, no writer for PursuitOfGreat.com is a licensed physician, medical doctor, trainer, nutritionist or health professional of any kind. Do not consume anything written about on this website if you are allergic to it.
The opinions expressed herein are for informational and educational purposes only and are not intended as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis and treatment. Please consult a physician or health care professional for your specific health care or medical needs.
Please talk to your doctor before beginning any exercise or diet program, including those found on this website. The information provided on this site is not intended as a substitute for consultations with your doctor nor is it intended to provide medical advice specific to your condition. (click to read our full disclaimer)