When dieting, often people will give up and proclaim that they have no willpower. Smokers will try all kinds of methods to stop smoking but go right back to the habit, writing it off to a lack of willpower. The reality is much different than most perceive. The human machine is a complex organism that science and modern medicine don’t fully understand. To better grasp what is necessary to accomplish our desires or needs, it is important to reach back to ancient wisdom.
Words are ultimately just symbols to convey a thought. That’s why they are so imprecise or inadequate. As an example of how much the word 'will' is misunderstood, the dictionary defines it as both a noun and a verb. As a noun, it refers to a mental faculty by which one may choose a course of action. It can also be described as a diligent purposefulness, self-control or determination. So in essence, 'will' is a human characteristic that is associated with power; the human wills something to happen, makes it so.
The unfortunate aspect of modern life is that most of the time-honored wisdom has been ignored, in favor of sound bites of platitudes. Will on its own is undeveloped, imprecise, and was not designed to truly function singularly. It is meant to act in concert with our intent. Think of it as the wings of a great bird that must and do beat in unison to propel that bird higher and higher. A dictionary describes intention as 'an aim that guides action'. One can decree or decide. The operative concept is an attribute that guides or provides directional focus. Before one does anything meaningful in life there must be the intent to accomplish the purpose.
To frame this in a relevant context; the intent is like the GPS coordinates to provide the destination. One plugs in the desired location on a phone or GPS to guide the vehicle to its destination. The will is the propulsion or the power, as in willpower. Just as one could enter coordinates in a car’s GPS system and place their hands on the steering wheel, unless the foot applies pressure to the gas pedal one will never reach the destination.
With that understood, to lose weight one must first properly focus the intent which is a quality of the spirit, not the mind. We’ve all heard the concept of mind-body-spirit; it’s used in advertising and is a fabric of our society. The human machine is truly comprised of three elements; the spirit, mind, and body - in that descending order. For clarity, an analogy would be likening the body to the computer hardware; the desktop or laptop. The mind is in essence the software that runs the hardware. The mind is what most associate with the “I”. The spirit is the human sitting at the desktop making the decisions.
The average person is oblivious to their spiritual nature. This should not be confused with a religious concept; rather, it is simply an integral element of the human machine that transcends any religious connotations and is not generally understood. People speak of a strong spirit with admiration. We all know it but usually cannot properly articulate the understanding. It is that inner core that shines with purpose; the human spirit is timeless and knowing.
To lose weight (and not regain it) or accomplish any meaningful goal, one must first focus the intent. When that is truly dialed in on the appropriate fully developed image of the objective, then the will is exercised to provide the proper push.
Our purpose is to teach you to come to know the totality of your innate potential. Through that understanding you can learn to focus your intent and exercise your will to accomplish the weight loss you desire. Once you begin to see results, it opens the door to many other things that have eluded you thus far in your life. To accomplish anything meaningful in life one has to learn to exercise the will and intent in unison.