by lorikoop


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(word 7)

I have a confession. When something is bothering me, I reach for food. It’s subconscious at first. Like a habit. Then I notice.

Easier to avoid then to deal. Easier to ignore then to feel. The chips are a definite red flag. I suspect I’m not the only one. Maybe it’s not food, maybe it’s shopping, the internet, the kids, a job. They all can do a pretty good cover job for a while.

The truth is despite the band aid, the feelings still exist. And the beautiful truth is we can choose to be free, if we are WILLING.

When “the habit” shows up and you notice, make the time. Ask yourself the candid questions any concerned friend would.Write down what you hear. The seeing brings clarity.

During my morning time, I went direct. “What’s up?” I asked. I waited and listened. I feel alone in this and I’m afraid. I continued to write what I heard. And the well filled. (I’ll post details on Tuesday’s blog). Now on an index card tucked safely inside my planner, the words are there to remind me of the truth. And I’m happy to say I haven’t had a chip since.

Whether it’s fear or disappointment, anger or angst. As we acknowledge and feel, we can move through to beyond. Yes, the only way I know is through. Get quiet and listen to your inner voice. It brings solutions and restores peace.

Be willing!

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