It is easy to stop thinking about food when you are enjoying even greater pleasures. Food is meant to be pleasurable, but when we are overeating, it is not because our bodies are hungry. We overeat when our souls are hungry.
What’s amazing is that as soon as we realize that, we can suddenly put down the bag of potato chips and text or call someone lonely, step outside to absorb some nature or stretch or dance to music that uplifts our souls whatever fills our souls.
When we nourish ourselves with lasting pleasures, our insatiable appetite is appeased. That’s when we find that our inner emptiness has been replaced with the deepest kind of joy.
Contributors: Bracha Goetz from Bracha’s Books