I remember my first enlightenment experience.
I was in Thailand, meditating in the middle of the forest.
Specifically I was at a forest meditation center called Wat Pah Nanachat. I even wrote a blog article years ago detailing my experience.
See, even years ago I was into blogging! And now I am doing this!
Crazy how small steps you take now lead to big results later …
Anyways, I was meditating in front of a HUGE Buddha statue.
I was just following my breath …
And then BAM!
I got enlightened.
It was that simple.
I remember feeling super, super good …
Until right afterwards I had a panic attack!
In the middle of the dark forest in a country I didn’t speak the language …
I lost my mind!!!
But fortunately, with some time and introspection I was able to integrate.
And I say this because today’s Weight Loss Enlightenment may make you feel a shock of surprise!
Before I tell you this enlightenment, I do want to say that I’ve done my own research on this and I encourage you to do your own research as well!
I first learned about this new perspective when I was studying Health Counseling in Santa Clara University’s Master’s Program …
And it may sound weird …
But you can eat anything you desire.
Anytime. Anywhere. Anything. It’s called Unconditional Eating and it’s similar to the notion of Enlightenment in traditional yoga or buddhist terms.
It means you accept yourself (and what you eat) no matter what.
I know this may sound scary to hear in the beginning (especially if you don’t trust your hunger) and that’s why I wanted to share with you my enlightenment story first.
Because new ways of seeing reality are nearly always frightening. Our ego’s want to stay safe and protected. I made a video talking about this concept you can watch here.
But as weight loss yogis we strive to see what’s really going on, and to love ourselves through whatever we discover.
And this discover, of food acceptance, can happen in an instant.
It may take some time to fully integrate and perfect this skillset, but this moment, right now …
You can accept and remain grounded no matter what you eat.
No feeling guilty, or nothing.
Why no guilt?
Because in guilt, you feel bad because you failed some diet rule.
But in unconditional eating, we take away that rule to begin with!
So there’s no reason to ever feel guilty.
Now don’t get me wrong …
There’s more to holistic and happy weight loss than unconditional eating.
But this is the first, primary and most important enlightenment which opens up the rest of the path to yoga weight loss.
Anyways, that’s all for today. I’m going to be traveling in Guatemala coming up next week, so no doubt you’ll hear from me when I’m out of the country.
Let me know if you’ve ever been to Guatemala before and maybe you have some recommendations!