Eating Peace: I HAVE TO eat. Let’s do The Work on this stressful belief!

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

4 Replies to “Eating Peace: I HAVE TO eat. Let’s do The Work on this stressful belief!”

  1. Beautiful, Sheri. So glad you heard it. Yes, the tide is changing. I found, I remember more and more and then even forgetting is OK…nothing wrong with you. Much love dear one. –Grace

  2. You are such a blessing in my life. I heard that video to my bones. I wish I didn’t forget so quickly, but I seem to be slowly turning the tide on the food issues. Food never brings comfort, and I’m amazed I still reach for it to do so . . . I want to stay with the thought that inquiry will bring the comfort, not the food.

  3. This is really powerful. I’d start with questioning why you think you need to feel worse? What’s bad about feeling good? What does it remind you of (if anything)? Is there anything you imagine would be terrible about feeling really good, or anything you get out of feeling sick? Sometimes I would feel like if I’m sick, at least I don’t have to do anything else–all those other things I think I should be doing, if I feel good. Good can be high pressure to perform, be perfect. What have you done that you don’t deserve to feel good? I’d explore this and do it in writing. Thank you for this powerful question. Difficult to look at, but so important. I’ll talk a little more about this next week–I think it’s a really good thing to explore. Much love, Grace

  4. Hi Grace
    I am wondering about eating as punishment. Kind of like burying yourself alive. Not feeling like you deserve to feel good or healthy, or maybe even alive, so you purposely eat the things you know will make you sick. So you’re not eating to feel better but to feel worse (or both, or just numb).

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