Assigning labels of good or bad lead away from goals
What if there is no good or bad?
What if things are just things and people are just people and stuff is just stuff? What if you don’t have to decide on wether something is bad to avoid it or good to have it in your life?
When we choose a healthy lifestyle we make a choice that involves a multitude of other minute choices. With one large choice of commitment to health we include a sweeping gesture of what we will and won’t have in our lives. This often includes a good list and a bad list.
With good and bad come psychology. With good and bad comes shame. With good and bad comes meaning.
Let’s, just for a minute, imagine choosing health because we choose health. No good. No bad. We avoid certain foods because we choose to and we eat certain foods because we choose to. It’s just that simple.
If a reasoning is needed we suggest approaching it this way. We eat the food we eat because it fulfills a need for nutrition that other foods can’t. We avoid the foods we avoid because it doesn’t offer the advanced nutritional benefits of the foods we choose to use as fuel.
The second we add meaning of good or bad we open ourselves to emotion and the emotion of others. If we say a food is bad and that’s why we don’t eat it then what does that mean if we do eat it someday? If we avoid a food because it’s horrible, what are we saying about others that eat it?
In choosing health because we choose health, we fill our commitment with power and avoid judging others and their decisions or choices. We avoid shame and blame and win freedom.
So, rip up your ‘bad foods/good foods’ lists and replace them with a choice of health mindset. Your psyche and your social circle will thank you.