How Buddhism helps me lose weight.
The Middle Way of Moderation - Alternative inspiration to weight loss.
I look to Buddhism for strength to keep me going through life, to learn, to love and to enjoy this sacred life. When we think of Buddhism we think of Buddha, and when we imagine Buddha in our head, we imagine that little content fat man. Siddhartha in the beginning of his life lived with every luxury he ever wanted, when he left the palace he witnessed poverty, death and disease. He then gave up his luxury lifestyle, including his wife to concentrate on his path to enlightement, with this, he only ate bare minimal to survive. He found that neither excessive eating or starvation were healthy, and on his path to enlightenment he found the Middle Way.
In short, it is to not gorge nor excessive starve, but to attend to our health, treasuring and tending to our miraculous beautiful bodies. It shows if we are moderate in out food intake and our relationship to exercise, we shall be how we should be, weigh how we should weigh and have a healthy body.
The way to the Middle Path is to pay attention and concentrate. If we recognize and don't take for granted what we have, and moderate of food intake our weight shall look after itself.
There is nothing permanent except change.
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