Seeing things in right/wrong, black/white, good/bad, perfect/broken, credible/untrustworthy, real/false, junk/treasure, health/disease….
It’s such a grand flip-flop.
A world of duality.
And when it comes to food….what a huge massive list there is of “right” foods and “wrong” foods.
It becomes a religion. Good vs Evil.
And on top of that, we’ll believe if we succumb to eating, over-eating, purging, consuming that off-limits item….
….WE are bad. We are out of control. Without personal power or personal authority.
I find when we have this sense of powerlessness, there’s sometimes so much resentment and feeling like a victim (of our own behaviors and foods) and suffering.
Who would we be without the beliefs that the only way to acquire supportive power and strength is to follow the “right” plan?
What if we stepped away from a religious, dictatorship or authoritarian view of eating, food, or body image?
“Out beyond right and wrong, there is a field. I’ll meet you there.” ~ Jalaluddin Rumi
Turning the thought around: there is no wrong/evil/bad food. There is only wrong/evil/bad “thinking” or perspective about some foods.
Can we be peaceful in the presence of any kind of food?
This is the way to true feeling of power; beyond rules, regulation, diet plans, rigidity.
Placing the blame or judgment on food, eating, the body, those other people, even ourselves….leaves us powerless.
Instead, with our eating patterns we can get very curious, non-judgmental, full of wonder, asking questions, intrigued by this off-balance eating behavior and what is going on.
That’s where the gold is.
Out in that field.
Much love, Grace