What is life weight? Life weight is what you carry around with you on a day-to-day basis that you do not need. Two of the heaviest pieces of weight we carry with us is past and future weight. We clog ourselves up with negative events from the past and worries about the future not realizing how much damage it is doing to our bodies and minds. This type of life weight will cause you to be out of tune with your Inner Life creating stress, anxiety, depression, weight problems, addictions, frustration, anger, fear and/or disease.
The only weight you should be concerned about at any given moment in time is the weight you need right NOW. Surprisingly enough the weight you need right now does not exist. There is no life weight when you live in the here and now because there is nothing in the present moment to weigh you down. Why is this? Because nothing from the past or future ever exists when you are focused and living in the present moment!
Let’s say for example that someone hurt you many years ago and yet you still hold onto the pain. You avoid getting close to anyone in fear of being hurt again. You have lost your confidence and you have no trust when it comes to relationships. Do you need this memory and the pain in order to live? No, of course not. So why do you allow it to weigh you down? Why do you allow it to control you? If you were to lose the weight of this past event, how do you think you would feel? Yes, you would feel relief and you would feel good again not only about yourself but about the possibility of future relationships.
If you would like to figure out how much your life weighs take out several pieces of paper and write down all the negative past events that you think about on a regular basis. Write down every future worry you have. Now take some time to read and re-read your lists and then ask yourself, being totally honest, how much of this stuff do I need RIGHT NOW? I can guarantee you won’t need any of it and you won’t stop breathing from the lack of it. In fact, you will probably begin to breathe easier, feeling lighter and lighter as you get rid of each and every piece of weight.
Each day when you wake up, take a few minutes before getting out of bed to remind yourself that you do not need all of your life’s weight in order to survive. So before your feet hit the floor, leave them all behind and start your day off with a very deep breath of relief knowing there will be nothing weighing you down today! All you need is you in the present moment so don’t waste another minute of your life!
If true and lasting happiness is what you seek, seek first from within. Live, breathe and be your Inner Life. Quiet your mind, focus solely on the present moment, and allow the power of your Inner Life guide you to where you want to be…
Cynthia K Ortiz, Inner Life Guidance Coach