Urgent Mind. It will scream “something needs to dramatically change RIGHT NOW!”
And maybe add in a few cuss words and demand that you go on a fast, yesterday, and quit your sick behavior with food.
It will threaten, cajole, condemn and criticize with grand viciousness.
Sometimes, speaking from personal experience, we really can make changes–for awhile at least–by listening to the Urgent Mind.
But that same urgency can also pop through when you have the idea to break the fast, or go off the diet, or get the food into your mouth.
QUICK! NOW! MOVE IT! EMERGENCY!
I never found it worked to follow Urgent Mind’s commands.
What to do instead? Slow down. Take micro steps.
Notice what is, notice what’s happening, and get support.
Today, I’m talking about the tiny but abiding voice of peace and kindness and yearning that’s within all of us.
It is possible to slow down, and not approach our relationship with eating and food, in this moment, as so horrendous and full of failure.
Watch below for more on this idea, and if you’re wanting to participate in the quiet practice of Slow Mind – Slow Eating, then come to the eating peace retreat.
Eating Peace Retreat is a profound ways to reset your relationship with food and eating….and your thinking.
It happens this upcoming year from January 9-14, 2019 beginning Weds evening and ending Monday morning, in Lake Forest Park, Washington (my home town).
Join me for an absolutely beautiful time in inquiry and peaceful, mindful eating, for every meal.
Strangely, our goal is not weight loss (although that can be a side effect) or thinness or pristine eating or health management (although, again, all these usually wind up happening as side effects).
Our goal, as a group of wild, wonderful, deep inquirers….is freedom.
Freedom from obsessing, freedom from managing, freedom from controlling, measuring, analyzing, criticizing, documenting, endlessly evaluating our eating and our food and our bodies.
Our intention is freedom from caring so very desperately about food and eating so that we become filled with Urgency and panic.
What I find, is as I have inquired, relaxed, accepted myself and followed my natural hunger and fullness….the fear has diminished, and dissolved.
You can come experience yourself with inquiry and peaceful eating for five whole days and start 2019 off by hitting the reset button on your approach to eating and food.
Instead of force, control, or fierce will, we discover trust, acceptance and love and the power of these to affect change in a most sincere and abiding way.
Sign up for the annual Eating Peace Retreat right here: https://eatingpeaceprocess.com/retreats/
Maximum 12 participants. If you would like to repeat the Eating Peace Retreat, I have a small coupon for you (please write for the code).
Our beautiful group assembles in a private elegant cozy January retreat house we have to ourselves. There are five bedrooms for those who wish to stay overnight (two are already taken). To read more details about the retreat before committing, visit this page here.
I’d be so honored to have you join us.
But honestly, from the bottom of my heart, you will ultimately find your own retreat within. As they say “the way in, is the way out.”
So even if you can’t come all the way to Lake Forest Park, Washington for eating peace retreat, you absolutely have access to a peace beyond your beliefs when it comes to eating.
“Hi Grace, I wanted to thank you for a wonderful retreat. It was life changing. The Work has been such an amazing tool in my life and to combine it with eating peace could not be more perfect. In my heart i feel it was the missing piece and exactly what I was hoping for when i signed up and more. I am so grateful and excited to practice eating peace in my daily life and continue to use The Work on my stressful thoughts around food and eating…Thank you, thank you, thank you for sharing your guidance, wisdom and teaching, it is such a great gift to share”.~ participant from New York
“Grace, As I returned home I can very clearly notice, that eating without silence and in rush now is not fun at all. I WANT to eat slowly and take a good care about myself. It is so loving and beautiful. I am happy to see I am again being aware of my thoughts about food and hunger and different kind of wanting. Grace I am very thankful to you for manifesting in my life and for bringing the inquiry about food and hunger. I really needed this retreat, I feel refreshed, stronger and more aware about my body and its real needs again. Thank you so much Grace, thank you for presenting your workshop in such a dignity, balanced and elegance way. It was for me a real honor and privilege to participate, observe and to learn from you”. ~ participant from Wisconsin
“The most peace I have ever felt in my life with food was at the Eating Peace Retreat.” ~ participant from Colorado