What’s a mental diet you ask? Just like we refrain from eating heavy, fatty, unhealthy foods during a physical diet, we must refrain from wrong, fearful, and worrisome thoughts during a mental diet. Healthy eating habits are important. A balanced meal will keep you fresh and active and so will a balanced mental attitude. We have established that our mental state reflects on our body (it’s not the other way around) and we have also learned that we can heal our dispositions by changing our mindset.
For example: Nervousness stems from an uneasy mind that lacks self-confidence, unfounded fear, or a guilty conscience. The individual constantly thinks that he/she has something to worry about or has done something wrong. Maybe, they want to live up to someone else’s expectations and feel unworthy or lesser than. But remember, we only have to live up to our own expectation. When we do the best we can and we act loving and kind, we don’t have to please anyone.
We must do this cleansing of the mind daily and vigorously, step by step, starting with our fears. All pettiness and judgment must be discarded to allow love to flow into our thought stream. Practice is the key, so calm yourself and know that all is good!