Skinny Thinking Daily Thoughts — #4

4.
The ego experiences separation from other people and creates
the fear at the root of your suffering, including your eating related
suffering. When you are identified with the ego instead
of the Wise Witness, you innocently make choices that are
contrary to your physical, psychological, and spiritual wellbeing.
You relate to food from your conditioning, and this
causes you to look for things from food that it cannot provide.
When you are aligned with the ego, you may overeat or eat the
wrong foods because your uninvestigated thoughts are mediating
between food and you. The ego tempts you with a thin sliver of
truth, the pleasurable aspect of eating, and filters out everything
else. Then, based on this slant, it creates desires and drives that
interfere with a simple and natural relationship with food. Those
desires and drives impel you to reach for food whether you’re
hungry or not, and before you know it, the pounds are piling on.

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Skinny Thinking Daily Thoughts — #3

These 242 thoughts are daily reminders to help you align with your true self and cultivate a wise, pragmatic relationship with food and your body.

3.
Set the intention to develop a simple, pragmatic relationship
with food. This means learning to align with your true nature
rather than with the false self or ego. When you are in touch
with what I call the true self or the Wise Witness, you are in
touch with a mature, wise part of you at the core of your being.
When you are aligned with that, rather than with the ego or
negative thoughts that constantly chatter in your head, you feel
happy and at peace.

Skinny Thinking Daily Thoughts — #2

These 242 thoughts are daily reminders to help you align with your true self and cultivate a wise, pragmatic relationship with food and your body.

2.
How do you relate to food? As a lover, a friend, a god, an
enemy, a source of nutrition? What is your image of yourself in
relationship to food? What are the thoughts and self-images that
mediate between you and food? When you remove all of the
thoughts and images that mediate between you and food, what’s
left? Just a simple, pragmatic relationship with food.

Skinny Thinking — Daily Thoughts #1

These 242 thoughts are daily reminders to help you align with your true self and cultivate a wise, pragmatic relationship with food and your body.

1.
There’s a way of thinking about food that’s a problem, and a
way of thinking about it that isn’t a problem, and the
problematic way corresponds to feeling out of control around
food and to having a heavier body. Your relationship with food,
which is based on how you think about it, makes all the
difference. You have different relationships with your mother,
your brother, your friend, your boss, and your lover, and you
think about all of those people differently. In the same way, you
have an easy or challenging relationship with food, depending
on the way you habitually think about it.