Sunday, March 30, 2008

Inspiration: Where We Sit

Count me in with the crowd who is responding to Felicia's request for us to post a picture of "Where We Sit." Well, here it is - my home office. My computer faces a large window that looks over our front yard, then across the street to a wooded area that lines the backside of a country club golf course. It's a lovely place to observe the changing seasons.

"Being seated" is actually an ancient concept with a wide range of meanings - including responsiveness, authority and rest. Etiquette dictates where guests of honor are seated at a dinner table, a wedding and other important events. The Buddha is typically pictured seated on a lotus flower. The Bible says that we are seated with Christ in heavenly places.

For us, "where we sit" mentally either augments or undermines our efforts to lose weight and become fit. If we passionately believe and say NOW, "I am a Divinely healthy and fit human being," we activate a whole set of desires in line with that expressed belief. By choosing thoughts in line with our originating Spirit, we leave no room for unhealthy habits.

"It may happen gradually, but there it is," says Wayne Dyer. "You see yourself not living in fear or overly focused on your appearance. This wonderful awareness of self-acceptance combines with a strong desire to treat your body with respect...You've found a better way to balance and enjoy your life by trusting your thoughts to attract the health you desire."

By choosing to be seated as a guest of honor with Spirit - which has no excess fat, indigestion, hunger pangs or overeating habits - you relegate your ego (which identifies with body) to a place way down the table.

"Truly, you are not what you eat or how much you exercise," Dyer concludes," but rather what you believe about the you that you're presently birthing in your thoughts."

Quotes from Being In Balance: 9 Principles for Creating Habits to Match Your Desires


Felicia said...

WOW what a beautiful room!!

Thanks so much for participating in the Fun Photo Challenge!!

Its been great fun to see where everyone *sits* lol.

Have a super day!

Scale Junkie said...

I love the colors! It feels like such a warm and happy room. The picture above the writing desk is fabulous, can you tell me more about it? The colors in it are just gorgeous and you've pulled everything together so nicely. This is a room where I'd feel so comfortable spending time.

Ready Maid said...

In answer to Diane's question about the artwork over the writing desk, I thought I would post my response here in addition to the answer on her blog.

The mixed media collage is called "In My Father's House," from John 14:2-3, by Hot Springs artist Suzi Dennis. The piece is from her "Ancient Words" series.

I cried the first time I viewed the piece, but I cried even more when I picked it up less than an hour after I learned my "spiritual mom" and wife of the pastor who ordained me had passed away following a courageous bout with heart problems.

Now, each time I look at the artwork, I think of Adaire Monta and the gift she was to my life and to the lives of so many others.

Hanlie said...

Beautiful! So beautiful that I'm not going to see or read anything else on my computer tonight - I'm going to bed!

Hanlie said...

I've got a little something for you on my blog!

Stacy said...

such great ideas and insights that really got me thinking. thank you.