Instinctively, many of us believe FREEDOM is synonymous with one’s ability to participate in boundless (over indulging) pleasures available in life. Although we’re capable of intellectualizing the consequences of this type of “freedom,” hormonally, we’re frequently driven to override our intellect to satisfy our emotional desires.
HOW DO WE COMBAT THIS UNHEALTHY REACTIVE BEHAVIOR FREQUENTLY CONTROLLING OUR CHOICES IN LIFE?
One successful method is redefining “FREEDOM” in a way that satisfies our rational and emotional needs and wants. This requires refocusing our attention on the BIGGER PICTURE and recognizing the freedom this bigger picture offers.
If you currently perceive FREEDOM as:
the ability to walk into a fast food restaurant regularly for a quick meal
or having a hot fudge sundae, piece of cake or candy bar any time of day or night
or choosing to drink energy drinks loaded with sugar and caffeine in place of water
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