Oak trees are powerful strong steady trees. I adore them.
I once had a poster titled conviction.
It had a picture of a giant oak tree and the caption read “Every oak tree started out as a couple of nuts who stood their ground” LOVE IT!!!!!
The definition of conviction reads: a firmly held belief or opinion.
It’s a powerful word, and it fits well to think of how a oak tree through the passage of time appears from a little acorn. The little acorn would have plenty of conviction that it would turn into a mighty oak.
Now the acorn didn’t need to stand it’s soap box telling the world it was going to be a mighty oak. It knew, it believed, it just did it 🙂
To me conviction is about inner strength that shows over time on the outside.
When something is fixed so firmly in your heart, you really don’t feel the need to say anything. You believe it and you do it.
With health, our convictions about healthy living are challenged all the time. Here are a few examples:
-Walk into the supermarket = visual of iced buns, smell of donuts and hot cross buns
-Go to pay for petrol = rows upon rows of processed chocolate bars
–Go and have a coffee or tea in local cafe = scones, cakes, biscuits
We all know how addictive these refined carbohydrates, sugary and fatty foods are. We all know how life tests us and so we feel weak to the temptation to eat these so called comforting foods.
If you don’t have a powerful health conviction or are disconnected from them. You’ll be easily compelled or controlled by your environment. You’ll feel like you are continuously failing.
So how do you firm up your health convictions?
-You have to have strong convictions in the first place before you can firm them up!
-You have to have fixed healthy beliefs about food and your health.
-You need to get yourself connected. Connected to your heart and what matters to you.
-You have to FEEL it!
This is how you develop strong convictions. Then you firm them up by thinking about them regularly and feeling happiness!
-What are your deep beliefs about food and your health?
Because if your inner beliefs don’t match up with vitality, longevity and health you won’t follow through, you won’t have conviction and your diet will suffer.
e.g. whilst you may not like being overweight, you may have the belief that life is boring without the ‘treat’ foods and the fear of boredom outweighs motivation to be healthy. You’ll have weak health convictions and you’ll eat these foods often.
It all starts with what we believe in our hearts to be true. Let’s stay in tune with mother nature and keep our positive health convictions powerful and strong!
Do you feel you need to firm up your convictions? Leave a comment below 🙂
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