Wednesday, October 10, 2007

The Voyage of Self Discovery


"How does one become a butterfly?" she pensively asked.

You must want to fly so much that you're willing to give up being a caterpillar. - Trina Pallus


Today at Weight Watchers the topic was "The Voyage of Self Discovery." Among many other things we learned that we need to:

1) Decide what you want to achieve.

2) Determine the steps it will take to get there.

3) Believe in yourself.

4) Motivate yourself.

5) Ask for help.

6) Think positive.


Our leader told us that with self discovery comes the development of self knowledge that makes change possible. We find that bit by bit, we can discard the old life - one that did not work - for a new life that can and does bring us much joy and peace.


I would also look at it from a biblical point of view (since I put that spin on everything) that with deeper God-discovery comes the revelation of who God has made you to be, and that knowledge is really what gets you walking on the water. Truly, our old life did not work - does not work - and the new life that He leads us into is what brings us joy and peace.

As I said before, this week my verse is Matthew 11:28, and specifically I'm taking it to verses 28-30 in the Message Bible. God says, "Get away with me and you'll recover your life...I'll show you...walk with me and work with me..." As we do that, we find the new life that seems to have been eluding us.

By the way, I lost 1.4 pounds today...bringing me to only 8 more pounds to reach WW lifetime goal, and 14 to reach my personal goal. It's coming...the only thing standing in between that and me is...a few more weeks.

So...

1) What do I want to achieve? Losing 14 more pounds.

2) What steps will it take to get there? A lot more on the elliptical than I'm doing now, and an earlier bedtime. (Lack of sleep hinders weight loss a lot. Many people have no clue how getting too little sleep packs on the pounds. This is a post topic in itself.)

3) Believe in myself? Yes - through the power of God, I do.

4) Motivating myself? Every day.

5) Asking for help? Yes, I'm learning to.

6) Thinking positive? YES! YES! YES!

The voyage of self discovery is a long one, but worthy of the journey.

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