As many of you know, I have been on a weight release journey. I’ll admit there are times I have found myself getting irritated for letting my weight get this high or frustrated when I didn’t do as well as I intended. Notice my focus has been on what I’m against—current state of health, the times I didn’t do what I want…more below-the-line stuff.
One day I was reading a book and the author posed a powerful question: what if you looked at what you are FOR instead of what you are AGAINST? I took a deep breath in. Yes, that’s it. What if I started focusing on what I am FOR—great health, wellness, relationship to my body and more? What would become possible?
Let’s explore this a little deeper. I’ve been digging into this concept in other ways lately, too. As I start listening and paying attention to the language of people around me, I realize I am really clear on what they are against but, I’ll admit, I’m not really sure what they are for.
When people speak from a place of what they are for, they cast a vision. This moves us towards something. There is a momentum. There is an infinite perspective of what is possible. In fact, the bigger the “for,” the more we see this extending beyond this short duration on Earth. I would add that when we are communicating our “for,” people want to jump on board. They want to be a part of it. It can even impact the way they live life—services they purchase and products they buy.
I have been reflecting on the times I have joined into a “for” cause. Recycling was one of the first that came to mind. Do you remember when the recycling movement first came about? There was the triangle logo. It took awhile for people to get on board but once they were, they were. This was FOR a cleaner Earth, less waste and rethinking how and why we purchased items. Products could now be turned into something else (think plastic for light). What about the opportunity to now purchase recycled paper? So many things came out of this “what are you for” recycling movement. What were we really against? For me it was garbage piling up in the landfills and “waste.” I started recycling for the things I was for more than what I was against.
I invite you to think about your own life. Where are the places you have found yourself in the “against” arena? What are the ways you are communicating what you are for? How is the way you are communicating the “for” impacting others? I’d love to hear your perspective!
Blessings, Peace and JOY—
P.S. What is the favorite “for” movement or business you have found yourself drawn to?