What Do You Crave?
When I work with clients to move them forward in a slow but tortoise-like way, so those better and best habits stick, I ask them this question. “What do you crave?” Usually the answer comes in form of food. Chocolate, peanut butter, chips, you name the food for yourself when you think of this question. As I learn more about the person that is working with me, we work toward finding the craving of the heart, that leads to why we do or care for ourselves the way we do. For example, if we have absolutely no confidence in ourselves, why would we care for our own person in a worthy way? If we are self loathing for “mistakes” or “disappointing others” then we have this false guilt whirling away in our minds, that leads to how we care for our bodies, etc. Do you see this snowball effect? Difficult . . . yes, but a cycle that is not impossible to break.
Where to start? Made to Crave by Lysa Terkeurst, talks about cravings in her book. She looks at how we can look at our cravings more from the heart and soul. Cravings are our desires to fill something. So many times we think food will take care of our false guilt, loneliness, feelings of rejection. It doesn’t. Where do we get the strength to take on these deeper issues and stop feeding ourselves with food when we need acceptance, love, a safe place? How do we get from self destruction to feeling good emotionally, physically and spiritually?
In her book, Lysa says that “Moment by moment we have the choice to live in our own strength and risk failure or to reach across the gap and grab hold of God’s unwavering strength. And the beautiful thing is, the more dependent we become on God’s strength, the less enamored we are with other choices.”
We can turn our cravings into a healthy and most satisfying desire. Maybe you do need to slow down and sip a healthy tea solo – to take time to think and reflect, pray and consider where you want to be right now in mind, body and spirit. It is a daily, minute to minute release that provides a healthy joy and energy in life that compares to nothing else. So, I invite you take the challenge. We can talk about you, in your first free consultation. I hope to hear from you.