Have you ever witnessed a person that has made a commitment to health or transformation, or both, on the day or weekend before said commitment is stated to begin?
The last supper.
The over-the-top celebration with friends.
The, ‘I’m going to enjoy this because I start on Monday’ phenomenon.
Hold that image and thought.
It’s not clear as to where this last meal attitude has sprouted but it is everywhere.
We’d like to, just for a moment, present another view on that idea; the idea of the last of something needing to be extreme excess or against our new commitments.
Try this on. It’s Friday evening and you’ve made a fresh commitment to begin a journey toward lifelong health and that journey begins Monday. Now what?
Interrupt the automatic response and get present to something new.
Here’s where you try on a new possibility of existence.
Try on that any meal, any snack, any thing you do, could be the last. You don’t know what tomorrow will bring. You don’t know anything about anything that may or may not occur in the future. So, let’s imagine that the next meal you eat will be your last. Not death row style, but possibly the last meal before a food shortage or a fast. After your next meal you will have nothing. Nothing exists in the future. It is just empty space.
If you had to feed and nourish your body, give it every possible chance for survival, fill it to the brim with nutrition, in one last meal, would that impact your choices?
The point here isn’t to add guilt to the choice of excess. The point is to remove meaning before that choice is made.
Be true to the commitment today or on Friday as much as Monday because Monday doesn’t exist. It is just a blank space on a calendar. Today is now and the next meal you eat may be the last opportunity to feed every cell in your beautiful body.
Feed it well.
Feed it vibrance.
Feed yourself life.