The Gabriel Method Revisited (at New Year’s Resolution Time)
Posted Dec 29 2010 12:00am
I hope you had wonderful holidays, and got all the gifts and presents you were hoping for, along with some quality time with your loved ones.
Now, the year is rapidly coming to a close, and it’s time to reflect on the year that’s almost over and think about the year ahead and how you’d for things to be different.
One of the classic New Year’s Resolutions is the one about losing weight. And all too frequently it’s filled with self-abuse painful diets and punishing exercise, to force the body to lose weight.
And not surprisingly, it won’t work.
Your body is smarter than that. It protects you from yourself. You have to convince your body that it’s safe to lose weight and that it’s a good idea to do so.
And I first learned that from Jon Gabriel. I believe I first came across one of his ads, like this one:
Pretty impressive, isn’t it. And yet, doesn’t it look surreal?
Well, I investigated and discovered that this really was for real. The man lost 220 pounds!
So I got my hands on the book and the CD with the evening meditation and started using it. And my weight started to go down. Not as fast as I wanted it to, nor as low, but it was really impressive how well it worked and how little effort it took. It was as if my brain had reprogrammed itself, and I guess in a way it had.
And then, well, life got in the way. I stopped listening to the CD and the old habits came back
But not until after I got his morning meditation too since I liked his evening one so much. I just LOVE the man’s voice! It’s the most soothing and calming voice I’ve ever listened to .
And so now that the new year is rolling around again, I’ll put both of them back into my daily rotation or routine!
It’s all about treating your body well, eating the right kind of healthy foods, and visualizing yourself in your body of your dreams. That’s it in a nutshell.
And about those other New Year’s Resolutions? More about those next time
I’m going to go for a walk now while it’s still light outside! Starting to take action NOW.