Excerpt from Let Food Be Thy Gift
Part of my purpose is to ask questions to encourage a real conversation that gets below our everyday chatter about things like food and exercise. I want to help you see how we have been taught to use things to avoid our own truth. Honestly, I think most people have become experts at using things around them, especially food, to feel something other than their loneliness, boredom, emptiness, sadness, anger and fear. Likewise, we not only use these things to control ourselves, our thoughts and our feelings, but to control our feeling out of control. We are so scared of being out of control and allowing ourselves to feel out of control (even though we are out of control of most things) that we have been easily lured into believing that consuming just the right things at just the right times and in just the right ways will give us control over our spirits, hearts, minds, bodies and lives.
We believe this because we have forgotten a fundamental the fundamental truth- “Consuming does not produce control.”
I am not here to give you new information but to help you remember old truths about who you are and how you are naturally designed to be and live. I want to ask you lots of questions to get to the truth that lives inside of you.
My first question to you is “Are you willing?”
Are you willing…to ask questions and let them lead you to truths that could potentially save your life? Are you willing to let go of the things that can never love you back and fill you up? Are you willing to create spaces to receive truth and love from people and things that are real, good, beautiful and nourishing? Are you willing to remember who you are and how you are designed to be mindful through living and learning? Are you willing to give yourself the space to rest and remember your truth and to ponder what you need to strengthen your health, your wholeness, your holiness and your human being design?