Ever see those sci fi movies where no one eats food anymore –
they all pop pills instead?
Its sort of happened already
dont you think?
WHEN DID YOU LAST GROW A POTATO?
We all eat crisps and french fries
but I have never planted a potato
or dug one out of the soil.
Are you kidding?
Why would I?
sounds far too much like hard work!
Someone else does that for me!
As a result –
The source of my nutrition
is as far removed from my everyday experience
It may be easier but it sure aint healthier!
We do the same when it comes to feeding our souls.
We may lack nutrients
from emotional malnutrition
in our childhoods,
or because of toxic relationships later on.
So what do we do?
Get our hands dirty in the hard work of growing our own?
We go to our local pharmaceutical supermarket –
the doctor –
and try to get our emotional nutrition in a pill.
PLEASE DON’T MISUNDERSTAND ME –
I am an advocate
of anti-depressants and mood stabilisers –
when they are needed.
I have used them myself
and I still take Prozac today.
What I’m talking about here is
stuff like –
the critical voice in our head
borne out of abusive
voice of loving encouragement
Breaking habitual negative and anxious thought patterns
habitual thought patterns
that enable you
to live a life without fear.
A life you love living.
Yes it’s hard work!
Learning to live free from anxiety
by re-sculpting my plastic brain –
re-shaping my neural pathways,
has been one of the hardest things I have ever done.
And it took time.
But let me tell you –
IT HAS CHANGED MY LIFE !
So get out your gardening gloves!
Over the next few posts
I’m going to teach you
how to grow a potato!