At O’Dark Thirty this morning, the power went out. My husband has set up some beeping mechanisms in our house I don’t quite understand for such an event, so these obnoxious sounds started alerting us in the deep, dark black. Nobody was happy, especially the dog.
I started thinking how our bodies are like that. (What can I say? This is where my mind goes.) If we don’t fuel it properly, it starts sending obnoxious beeping noises. Oh, sure, we might not actually beep, but our noses run, our throats hurt, our energy drops, whatever. These are all signs that beg us to pay attention, to stop running on our treadmill-of-a-life and reset the buttons.
I did an interview on a radio show yesterday where the host kept talking about how much he loved salt. (He actually carried a salt shaker with him, he said.) He was afraid I was going to tell him to give that up and that’s what made him feel happy. What I tried to explain was that when your body is humming because of your healthy choices that becomes your primary happy place. Sometimes that requires trying things a different way to see if you feel EVEN better and find a new, healthier way to feel happy. (I’m not sure it took, but you get the idea.)
So if you’re feeling beeping noise in your body, ask this question: is there something I am doing (that I say is making me happy) that is actually causing my body to warn me…AND…if I stop that thing (that I say is making me happy) is there a possibility I might be even happier?
Food for thought.