In our fast paced world listening almost seems like a luxury not afforded to us.
Over the next few paragraphs I hope to persuade you that listening is not a luxury but a necessity if you want more energy and abundance.
Think about everything you have ever been told about losing weight and getting fit.
It usually goes like this, “Eat less, move more.” (Sound familiar?)
What if this was all wrong?
What if not doing was actually more effective than doing?
Recently I was doing an assessment on a new client. She was frustrated with the way she looked and felt. She felt completely drained. She wanted to lose 30 lbs. Over the past few years she kept pushing harder but kept falling short and so the vicious cycle of frustration and self doubt continued.
She had signed up online for a 2 week intensive with us but after our assessment I explained to her why this would actually be the worst thing she could do for her health. Instead of leaving it there I created an alternative restorative plan. I wanted her to do it for 2 weeks then return and we would evaluate her progress. After I gave her the plan for the next 2 weeks that included meditation, walking, sunbathing, she instantly looked as if a huge pressure was removed. She finally had permission to listen to what her body had been telling her all along. She radiated with warmth and confidence.
Do you have the courage to listen?
In the above example my client was primarily operating in the sympathetic nervous system. Said differently, her body was operating as if she were surviving a life and death situation, like being chased by a lion. In this mode your body doesn’t digest the food you are eating and extract the nutrients needed, so you lack the energy. Because your body feels it is fighting for it’s life it stores more fat for later to protect itself for this emergency. Her body was not recovering properly. Her ability to create new information and problem solve were greatly reduce. She felt “burned out” which stimulates cravings for sugary and fatty foods that help satisfy the chemical and hormonal needs the body wants in the short term.
What do you do?
Do you push harder or do you take time to listen?
Carving time to listen and implementing what your body is asking for, in spite of conventional “wisdom” takes courage.
Be courageous today. Listen, feel, and grow stronger.
If you feel trapped, frustrated, or burned out and want some direction feel free to contact my team and I at 305-741-0560. We are here to serve, guide, and support you on your journey.