Mastering Shenpa

 

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.

 

Shenpa, attachment and craving… the lessons they teach us

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