Breakfast Learnings (... And The Most Epic Vegan Breakfast I Have Ever Eaten!)
Have you ever had someone say something nice to you, but you've brushed it off. Or maybe you've said something like "No I'm not", and then later that day, or even over the next few days, you find yourself doing the opposite of what they said?
That was one of the topics Dr DeMartini was discussing this morning on the audio I was listening to. It's something I experience daily! And boy, is it exhausting. But he explains why.
You see, we all have internal emotional thermostats. Just like a thermostat on a heater. If it gets too hot, the thermostat clicks off and drops the temperature. If it gets too cold, the automatic settings switch on.
Same with our emotions. We all have a certain "setting". For me, my setting is a little low (I'm working on that). But what that means, is when someone says I'm awesome, or they love me, or I'm nice, my thermostat automatically says... Nope, that's bullshit. I'm completely aware of it, but the automatic reactions still happen. My reactions are usually to deflect the comment. But mostly, I have a habit of just shutting down to the comment, like it never happened. It's funny, I have hundreds of testimonials in a folder, and I'm always being told how awesome I am... but my thermostat isn't yet set to see it. So I spend a lot of time delusionally beating myself up.
Can you relate?
Then, unconsciously, I will create dramas. I don't actively say "I'm going to create a shit fight for myself today". Nope, it's all coming from those pieces of my mind that are stuck on autopilot.
We need to work on adjusting that emotional thermostat. There are many ways - from meditation to journaling to just simply checking in on ourselves through the day, and where our thoughts are. Acknowledging we are individuals, and not comparing ourselves to others is another way. Dr DeMartini tells us that loving all our parts and not judging them as good or bad is a great step. When we build a higher thermostat, we will naturally accept compliments with ease. And we will naturally see them as truth. And of course, we reduce that internal negative chatter.
So on that note, I just want to say I am an epic cook with natural talent, and I'm proud that I'm able to turn anything into anything. I use recipes 1% of the time (like for example learning how to make cashew nut cheese). But the rest of the time I am freestyle. My emotional thermostat hasn't yet realised I am very creative. But I am. I'm new to this paleovegan thing, but yet I'm rocking out meals like a boss!
Today, I threw this #paleovegan breakfast together. 2 Portobello mushrooms on the George Foreman Grill, cashew nut pesto, spaghetti squash, chopped spring onions, and a couple of cherry tomatoes. Seriously, it was one of the most epic things I have ever eaten! Flavour wise, I found it to be a fantastic replacement for my normal egg addiction.
Is it too soon for 2nd Breakfast?