Pause = mini Meditation

“HP please come between me and this food before it comes between you and me.”

I have been finding myself sharing frequently the under appreciated use of the pause.  We live in a society that seems to push the people in our culture to go faster, be more efficient, multitask, and so forth.

But for me as a compulsive overeater, rushing into eating is an unhealthy action.

I find that intentionally building in a pause before I eat my abstinent meal allows for my sanity to manifest itself and allow me to relish the food I do eat.  To enjoy my food is a new and wonderful experience for me that I need to value.  The pause gives me time to allow my higher power to wiggle into that space and give me that perspective.

I find too that when the compulsive food thoughts hit and I begin to obsess over a food item, I’ve GOT to pause long enough to surrender!  Not try harder…really truly surrender that food item…that food thought…to my higher power.  That pause allows for this to occur.  I must.  I must.  I must.  I choose Step 3.

The pause gives me a break from the compulsion and allows space for my higher power and sanity to put up the barriers between me and foods I shouldn’t eat and doorways between me and foods I should eat.  It is my mini meditation.