Today, I put together a free webinar. (Finishing touches still underway, it’ll be raw and unedited and live, tomorrow at 5 pm Pacific Time).
The webinar is: Five Brutal Beliefs to Question if you Want Eating Peace.
But really, anyone can consider these beliefs and take them to inquiry.
You don’t have to have ever had a single compulsive bite of food.
Most people have experienced a compulsive bite of thought, however.
What do I mean by compulsive thought?
The dictionary defines compulsion as riveting, fascinating, compelling, gripping, engrossing, enthralling, captivating, irresistible, uncontrollable, overwhelming, urgent, obsessive.
Have you ever noticed your thoughts have to have this kind of energy before you actually DO something compulsive?
It’s like this: I have a thought and I believe it’s real and true.
It happens in two milliseconds flat.
Even though it makes me feel anxious, sad, angry, or unhappy….
….I’m a believer.
It doesn’t cross my mind to question whether or not the idea was true, or to question my conclusions, or the stressful things I’m imagining.
Nope, I simply decided without question what that person said about me, or what happened, or what will happen, and what I’m feeling, are threatening.
What’s happening isn’t good.
Help! Help! Help!
(Cut to chicken running around with head cut off).
Most people when they get scared, and they don’t know how to, or remember to, inquire into their mind running the show….
….then begin to do everything possible to CALM DOWN.
Compulsion, addiction, temporary insanity, craving, urges, driven, wild, frenzied, wanting, needy, desperate, grabbing, crying, wailing, screaming, self-pity….
The drama! The excitement!
And I know….the extreme suffering.
We can joke around about the experience of compulsive behavior, but it’s not really that funny if you’re in the middle of it.
I can even look back at my past life 30 years ago and feel sad that it was so hard.
(But I did question once “I ruined and lost my twenties” and found it was not true).
So who would you be without believing your mind is telling the truth?
I know this is an enormously huge question, and might make some a bit skittish.
(How will I know what’s true if I don’t have a mind? How will I protect myself if I don’t believe what I’m thinking? How will I be sane, or safe, if I don’t believe my stories?)
But it’s sooooo interesting and wonderful and exciting to imagine the freedom.
To notice you ARE the freedom.
Today, as it happens sometimes, not only was an individual client questioning thoughts about speaking up, but the Year of Inquiry group was as well.
We looked at the concept: “she shouldn’t have said that in front of everyone”.
I could find a situation immediately where a co-worker spoke up to our boss during a meeting, saying something about me I felt very embarrassed about….”Grace comes in late all the time, and makes lots of mistakes.”
She shouldn’t have said that.
Room for plenty more still, starting Friday, with 3 days of Eating Peace. Clean up your inside thoughts, clean up your eating. October 9-11, 2015. For more information, click here.