I really like the idea James put forward in regard to the dual mindset. The idea that we have a positive uplifting mind that drives us towards success and a negative mind that is self destructive.
I have come to think of mental discipline in a new way. Rather than discipline being about the ability to do whats hard, I think it is the ability to choose ones reactions and reality. With meditation, yoga and journalling, we can learn to sit with our feelings and distance from the hype that the mind can create. Instead that will allow me to choose where my mind focuses, am I going to feed the negativity or create a beacon of hope for the rest of the world.
Thank you Danas for sharing your story with me. It took me a few days to process all the information. I am so inspired to hear that you were able to completely overcome this illness. I took on board your ideas about health and I have cleared out my bookshelf!!! I am throwing out my fashion magazines and now reading health and fitness magazines. I am really enjoying learning about my body instead of destroying it...
Mostly though I took on that to wreck my body is selfish, its a beautiful gift, a loan and its not mine to ruin. Thank you for sharing with me. I think I
am still taking in the depth of the wisdom you've shared.
I am sorry Greek God that your husband lost his battle with Bulimia. I really am sorry. Its a cruel and horrid illness and I suspect that being male in a largely female dominated illness makes it harder. Of course males develop Eating Disorders although the literature and treatments in my experience are usually focused on girls. The illness used to promise to kill me before my 21st Birthday...thankfully it hasnt. It must be awful to be on the otherside and to have to watch. I hope your doing ok now... its really tricky.