In the moment we begin craving, we start believing “I have to eat”.
It could even be we have the thought “I have to eat” out of constant repetitive habit of doing this in the past….and then we begin to crave eating.
The craving gets bigger.
Then, it feels the only way to end this horrible craving, is to eat.
I’m against the craving! I hate the craving! I must end it, overpower it, switch the channel.
Self-inquiry at a very deep level is one way you’ll truly meet your craving, your compulsion to eat.
So let’s do it today. I share the process of inquiry here on this simple and very stressful thought “I have to eat!” (You can substitute anything here, for the word “eat”).
Turnaround Three: I have to inquire.
What else is the mind thinking, what other underlying beliefs are present in your experience of sharing the world with food and a body that eats? What are you afraid of? Or sad about?
These are other beautiful questions that appear under the thought “I have to eat”. The awareness of disturbed feelings under the surface that just want a little comfort.
Inquiry will comfort them more than food. Really! Find out for yourself.
Much love, Grace