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External forces versus internal power

“Hold on…hold onto yourself…”  ~Sarah McLachlan

It’s hard to allow ourselves to be guided from the inside. It seems almost natural to be influenced by external forces. How often do we determine whether we are tired by looking at the clock, instead of tuning into the fatigue? How often do we decide if we want a yummy dessert based on a mental calorie count, instead of asking ourselves if that dessert would satisfy us? How many days do we choose what to wear or how to feel based on the scale, instead of wearing the clothes we want to wear? And how often do we decide whether to share an uncomfortable emotion by gauging how it will be received, instead of just speaking our truth?

The list of external factors that influence us is long: the scale, food labels, clocks, magazine articles and images, diets, clothing sizes, weight charts, significant and insignificant others, upcoming events, medical professionals, and many more. As we respond to these outside forces, we lose touch with our internal power, our inner wisdom, which has an amazing ability to guide us through life.

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Comments

  1. Thank you for this blog. I spend too much of my time allowing external factors to steal my strength. This week I am committed to start noticing when I give in to external factors. As my strength develops I plan to move away from those and looking internally for my guides.

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