I pondered this statement. It took me directly into my food journey. For most of my life, I have either overeaten or under eaten. Ayurveda states that overeating and under eating are two of the most negative influencers of health.
Overall as a society, we judge overeating as bad. While we praise under eating.
For most of my life, food ruled, and I was unaware that food ruled me.
I was caught in a trap of cyclically overeating then under eating. Trapped in the sway between my “fat clothes” and my “skinny clothes.” All the while, what I felt at some level I was hiding, everyone knew, including me, that my pants were loose or tight.
What finally transitioned me beyond food ruling my life was meditation.
Meditation brings awareness. Awareness brings choice. When choice returns to our awareness, habits can be broken.
The poet Hafiz says it this way:
“Habits are human nature
Why not create some
that will mint gold?”
Meditation is a habit. It may be challenging at first, but the benefits are immense.
There are the physiological benefits of lowered blood pressure and heart rate, improved immunity, plus tons of mental benefits too! Consider learning to meditate today.
There are a lot of resources available to support you.
A few book recommendations are: “The Secrets of Meditation” by davidji or “Wherever You Go, There You Are” by John Kabat-Zinn.
Perhaps you learn best with a teacher? If so, consider yours truly today!