It has been said that the body is a temple, but while this is the case, it could be said that there are plenty of people that don’t view their body in this way. For some people, their body is basically a dustbin.
Now, this can mean that someone will put just about anything into their body - not caring about if it is actually good for them. Furthermore, someone can even eat when they are not hungry.
When the former takes place, they could eat a lot of fast food or food that can simply be warmed up. So although they may be discerning when it comes to other areas of their life, this won’t be the case when comes to the food that they consume.
When the latter occurs, there is the chance that someone will often eat good food. However, instead of no longer eating if they are full, they could have the tendency to eat until they have used everything up.
The Right Thing
Their focus is then going to be on what is taking place externally as opposed to what is taking place within them. Clearly, the ideal will be for one to be aware of what is taking place within them, so they know when to stop eating.
One outcome of behaving in this way is that their health could suffer. Even so, it doesn’t mean that one will see that there is anything wrong with how they are behaving.
A Strong Influence
They could believe that it is wrong to waste food as there are so many people who are starving. This is not something that can be denied, of course; but living in this way is not going to do them any favours and it is unlikely to do the people who are starving any favours either.
Sure, it might stop them from feeling guilty, yet what it won’t do is serve their body. The way for them to serve their body will be to allow this part of them to decide when they have eaten enough.
It could take them a while to get into the habit of doing this, especially if they have a weak connection with their body. Perhaps they are carrying a lot of emotional pain in their body, with this being the reason why they have disconnected from it.
Facing and working through this pain wont necessarily be easy, but it will allow them to eat mindfully. Eating in this way will serve their physical body and it is likely to benefit their mental and emotional health.
If one can see that they are carrying a lot of emotional pain, they may need to reach out for external support. This is something that can be provided by the assistance of a therapist or a healer.
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Oliver JR Cooper
Oliver JR Cooper
Author, Transformational Writer, Teacher & Consultant.
That which is contained within these articles is based on my own empirical understanding and is true for me at the time they were written. However, as I continue to grow, what I perceive as the truth will inevitably change and as a result of this - parts of these articles may not reflect my current outlook.
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