What are the images or concepts hiding in the back of your mind? You know what I’m talking about… they sit quietly in the very furthest corners of your consciousness, out of the way of your day to day thinking but where you can still see them. They may be a little murky, but you can see them well enough to know what they are. You ignore them…you figure
that so long as they don’t bother you, you won’t bother them. The problem is…they do bother you…even though you may not be fully aware of it.
If you are like I was, then you are reacting to those images/concepts without realizing it. The image in the back of my mind was the word “vomit”. It sat there for decades…I saw it vaguely, but ignored it fully. It was an alert from the inner most part of my psyche but I was too busy hiding from it to see it for what it was. Long story short, that image of the word “vomit” was the indication that I was actually likening myself to vomit. The evidence was all over my life, but to that point, I hadn’t made the connection.
How about you…is there a constant, quiet image in the back of your brain? Are you ready to face it and call it for what it is? Fully realizing that I considered myself as vomit, or likened myself to vomit, was the first step in turning the problem around.
The second step was to find a mirror, study my reflection and see that, in fact, I was NOT vomit…or anything close. It was truly an elementary moment…speaking out loud to myself saying…I know what vomit looks like, and I know what I look like… I AM NOT VOMIT. I called it for what it was…a lie. I had a few other choice words for the devil and his lie that came straight from the pit of hell, but I’ll spare you that part.
Facing that image and calling it for what it was doubled as an eviction notice to the concept. From that day forward, never again did I think for feel like vomit…and my behavior began to change accordingly.
Are you ready to call yours for what it is?
God bless and, as always, thanks for reading!