Food is nourishment and medicine – for feeding what the body needs. When I worked with Eva White Desert Eagle years ago, she used the word “mouth hunger” to describe what I do – what we all do to a certain point I assume. I “stuff” my feelings with chips and chocolate. Heck there are times that I’m being conscious of what I’m eating (no refined sugars, milk products, or gluten) and I stuff my feelings with the Ok foods too.
I definitely am attached to food – my attachment looks like either overeating food or dieting/limiting food. I use food for comfort, for something to do when I’m bored or sad…I could go on and on. I use – or should I say mis-use food. And this article talks about Shenpa (attachment and cravings) and mastering it. Good plan (I hear Bridgit Jones’ voice when I type that haha).
I do want to find a way to master Shenpa – I would like to be free of it and have a healthy relationship with food. Eat chocolate cuz it takes good. Eat chips when I want something crunchy and salty. Not when I am sad or bored or whatever.