Right now I have two different kinds of granola bars in my office. Each morning at about 11:00 when my stomach tells my brain that I’m hungry, I look at the granola bars and think, ‘why do I keep buying granola bars when I don’t even like them?’
Well, I tell myself a variety of reasons:
- other people like them
- they are kind of a yuppie (do we even use that word anymore?) thing to eat
- they are quick and easy
- they are sort-of healthy
But the truth is, no matter what the reason, I don’t really like them, so why do I keep buying them? I began to think….how many other things do I keep ‘doing’ out of habit, or because it is socially or politically correct?
The truth is, I am reaching a time in my life where I can break free of non-life-giving actions. It may take some energy to stop and examine my habits, but it requires far more energy to continue patterns that do not nourish my soul (and body – no more granola bars).
There’s a lot of ‘yucky’ stuff that comes as we age, but there is also a lot more freedom, if we embrace it. Maybe this has to do with the false self/true self, but perhaps it is time to reveal the ‘real me’ to the world – AND MYSELF!