When we “battle” with our weight; when we attempt to “overcome” so-called negative emotions; when we “hate” our bodies; when we desire to “beat” our appetite; when we numb the gap between how things are and how we’d like them to be with food or with alcohol ~ we only increase our suffering.
All these actions are a form of resistance. Resisting how things really are. And, as many thought~ leaders in the field of mindfulness and self-compassion suggest, pain multiplied by resistance equals suffering. (Buddhist maths seems to be quite simple!)
So maybe… just maybe… it’s time to do something different. Maybe it’s time to stop the war. Maybe it’s time to drop the resistance. Maybe it’s time to reduce the suffering. Maybe it’s time to make peace. Maybe it’s time to welcome our whole self back home.
When we turn towards the fullness of who we really are; when we are prepared to be fully present to life and to our inner experiences ~ we develop a completely different appetite. An appetite for full-on living. And when our appetite for life increases (and we satisfy that appetite in healthy ways) , we might just notice our body aligning itself with its new way of being 🙂
“Resistance is futile” ~ The Borg
© Jane Talbot 2013