Daily Archives: November 2, 2011
Have you ever seen the movie “The Mask of Zorro”? Antonio Banderas is great (for a short Spanish guy in cuban heels ‘n all) but that’s not why I ‘m writing!
Some time ago I wrote a post about the stories we carry which keep us firmly rooted in our place wherever that may be: the stories that frame us and limit us. Confronting our excess weight is a classic arena for pulling out all stops on the story front. To make a difference you have to let each story go. It’s about transformation on every level but to do this you have to be willing to make a start. And by the way, you are fat because you have been eating too much of the wrong food. It’s not your fault either! And it is fixable.
Let’s return to the movie. If you recall Zorro is living the life of a rascal. He is also a poor swordsman until, one day he displays an act of courage and is witnessed by a Master Swordsman who, on seeing his potential agrees to train him.
And so it begins. And this is the key. Zorro is held to small circles of training. He must fight within the confines of the small circle drawn in the sand and every time he tries to fight outside of the circle, his Master instructs him to return. Zorro is frustrated and bewildered in turn until his mentor tells him that he must master fighting in the small circle first before he can progress. This gives him the element of control.
And in this way we can use Zorro Circles to gain control over weight. Draw a circle in the sand and master this before seeking to progress. In your circle commit to understanding what you hope to achieve in losing the weight and how you will do this. Practise your understanding of paleo food, test out the first principles, talk to others but don’t step outside of the circle until you fully understand what it is you are learning and how you will achieve this. And we can help you with this. With every success you can widen your circle but always, you stay in control.
Zorro circles work because they give us a tiny amount of control in what can seem to be an overwhelming situation. They can be applied to most problems. Simply start at where you’re at.
- Just walking the dog…. (paleoworks.wordpress.com)