Hola a las personas del mundo y ¿cómo estás? 😉
Hi. I’m still struggling with my eating “problems”. I don’t know what to do. I’m not that much of an exercise person, and I’m living everyday thinking the purpose of life is to become a better person than the day you were born.
That’s my mission in life, you see. And because I’m “struggling” with my “problems”, I’ve been on one of my inspirational websites, and from there, I was looking at other blogs that were linked from hers.
Then, I’ve encountered many fantastic, inspirational ones, and I was thinking about myself.
“What am I doing right now?”
I’m sitting here, eating (again, but not as I type) and not burning those calories, yet suffer from overeating but want more to fill up my “desire”.
Wow, I honestly have to say: I SUCK. Okay, I know I do, and the good thing about that is that I WANT to recover. I WANT to be healthy, and I WANT to feel better.
Just to tell you (and myself), I eat like this because whenever I see my friends blogging, I see how much food they’re eating, and somewhere in my brain I tell myself, “I wish I can eat a lot just like them”. (No, I really do. I feel and know that I do. Wow)
It sucks, it honestly sucks. But still, there is this side of me that is struggling to get out of this situation. It’s just that exercise really doesn’t seem like a thing for me and I’m too/really scared to take the first step. I’m here, but I’m there, I guess. (So I’m asking those bloggers for exercising tips. Anyone have good, easy, beginner ones?) Anything would help.
Second, as I was going through the blogs, I discovered (RE-discovered) how wonderful this world was. There are so many goods going on in the world, but we (as in “many of us”) are NOT taking it forgranted. (I’m not saying I 100%, 24/7 take things forgranted. I’m working on it big time, though). But I KNOW I can say that I take things more forgranted than the people around me.
Do Americans (or any other people that aren’t Japanese) say “I thank you for this meal”? If you say the whole pray thing is this, I say no. The whole pray thing is to god, right? I’m not talking about that. In Japanese, before we eat, we ALWAYS say “Itadakimasu”. This has no literal translation, but it is the closest to saying “thank you for this meal”. (But really, there’s no translation for it)
We say this because we are appriciating mother nature and where the food comes from, who manufactured it, and the plants that gave up their souls to become food for us, selfish humans. (If you say plants don’t have feelings, please get out of here. It’s not worth your time reading this) Plants totally have feelings and they DO scream and cry when they’re cut. We just don’t hear it. But just because we don’t hear it, that doesn’t mean they’re NOT screaming, correct? (Veg*ns, you should know what I’m talking about. Just because normal people don’t hear the animals cry when they get slaughtered, that doesn’t mean they’re NOT screaming, right? Exactly.)
So the next time before youeat (especially if you eat a lot, because you are taking in more things that should be appriciated), please think about how it got on to your plate and appriciate it. (For more information on the word “Itadakimasu”, please visit this website.)
Everytime I encounter this problem, it makes me want to tell the world all the good things they should do. But more than that, I’m TELLING MYSELF. By telling others, I’m telling myself. Why? Because what you want people do do for you, is generally what people want you to do.
Going back to my blog surfing, I (re-)discovered how people were exercising and staying fit/happy/healthy. I am happy the way I am, but not really. This “problem” bothers me when it shows up out of no where.
But then, it’s not the world that sucks. It’s OURSELVES that’s creating the problems, not the others. (So stop blaming that you got in a car accident because of the person in front of you. If you were more cautious, it wouldn’t have happened). People need to stop blaming everything on the other person, and start taking responsibilities on their own.
Yes, there might be times where you KNOW FOR SURE that it’s the other person’s fault. But think about it; really? Was it really his fault for taking the last piece of cake though YOU WERE THE ONE THAT LEFT IT ON THE COUNTER? Really? It sure doesn’t seem like it. (This totally ties back into the idea of Ho’ oponopono) And FYI, ever since I learned about how Karma exists and how what goes around DOES come around, I stopped blaming things on other people. I COMPLETELY stopped blaming things on people. And know what the result of that is? I feel a lot happier! I feel a lot better because if I knew I did it and caused the problem, I don’t have anyone to be mad at! It takes the weight of being mad at someone off me and makes me happy. (So that’s ONE improvement that I accomplished throughout my almost-18-years of life)
My point is that life nor the world suck. It’s US that’s making the choice, and it’s OUR fault. If we want something bad to happen, it happens because we made that choice. So, if you want, go knock yourself out and die. That’s your choice. But if you want to become a better person than you were yesterday, go do it.
But these “changes” don’t start all of a sudden. Yes, sadly to admit, but it TAKES PRACTICE. (And patients, too. Did I hear that? P-A-T-I-E-N-T-S.) You have to keep reminding yourself why and for what purpose you are living for, and HOW you want to make your life.
Seriously, the world is beautiful. It’s dirty from places-to-places, but if you look in the right spots, it’s amazing how marvelous this world is.
For inspirational, life-changing moments, take your time and look at these:
- Self-Identity with Ho’ Oponopono
- This seriuosly makes me cry and retell myself about the main/true purpose of life: Gives Me Hope
- Tell others that they’re brilliant the way they are: Operation Beautiful
- Pixar Granting Girl’s Dying Wish to See the Movie “Up”
- Stop Complaining and live happy: A Complaint Free World
- Simple kindness counts too: Operation Nice
Yes, some of them are repeats from the older post, but I will repost them to make sure that it’s out there again.
There are many helpful, inspirational blogs out there too, but I will write about them in my future post because “blogs” don’t fit under the same categories as these inspirational webpages.
So guys and gals, it’s YOUR choice to make good things (and bad things) happen. Be wise, and choose the choice RIGHT FOR YOU. (and if it’s not fun, don’t do it. It’s just simple as that) 😉
And if I can improve as a person (inside and out!) throughout and with this blog, I am more than happy. This blog is basically for me, but if I (can) somehow inspire you to do/be good in life, I’m very happy about it.
I hope you have a wonderful weekend! And thaaaaaaaanks for coming! 🙂