This week of September is one of my favorite weeks of the year! International Peace Day and the first day of Fall in the same week!!
After many of you, over the last few months, shared with me that you are in an ongoing struggle to live at your ideal weight I decided that addressing fat metabolism would be one of my focuses this fall.
In honor of celebrating International Peace Day yesterday we’re going to begin by exploring the connection between eating too frequently and surface-level thinking…which in so many ways is not peaceful.
Many of you know of my deepening journey with intermittent fasting. Many of you have also heard me talk about the basic teachings of honoring your digestive fire - your power of digestion.
The Yogis of yore and the ancient Christian mystics weren’t interested in surface-level thinking. They craved depth.
Chances are you also desire to live from a place of depth, a place of deep peace.
And when we eat less frequently that’s exactly what we experience as a result of greater mental clarity.
The difference shows up in our productivity. As in the Pareto Principle where 20% of our actions generate 80% of our results, the idea is to concentrate on the 20%, eliminate the 80% , and enjoy the growth coupled with the ease that is now possible.
Running your system to too frequent eating and surface-level thoughts generates cravings for more frequent eating and superficial mental busyness.
And cravings are real, powerful agents of behavior.
Most people are in a loop of craving stimulation that doesn’t give them the depth, the peace, and the fruit of life they want (see modern obesity, anxiety, depression, and autoimmune diseases). And many of us are addicted to a cycle of busyness that drives more frequent, but less effective actions. AND most of us don’t even know it…
The good news it’s all about doing less and being more!
In this case, it’s about eating less frequently and being more productive from a place of depth and peace, which generates more ease.
The ease comes from your gut having less work, your mind generating fewer superficial thoughts, and the mental clarity that comes as a result. You start making smarter decisions. You develop intolerance for the 80% of truly unproductive, superficial action that clouds the clarity. You’re now in a positive craving cycle, or positive feedback loop.
If you were raised without sacred body wisdom, chances are you’re disconnected from the dynamic power of your hunger. Hunger is the language of your digestive fire. And your digestive fire is the bridge between your less-evolved and your more-evolved self.
When you are in deep connection with the power of your hunger you pay attention to what, when, and how much goes in your pie hole, moving you toward deeper peace. When you don’t pay with your attention, you pay in terms of digestive issues, mood swings. You get locked into the less-evolved version of you.
Eat too frequently and you bounce your blood sugar. You roll on the roller coaster. And this leaves you a mental/emotional mess of indecisiveness, impulsiveness, tiredness, and the inability to access deep peace.
This fall commit to fat metabolism for mental evenness — or the middle way. Anyone in pursuit of a life of depth, of peace, will figure this out fast.