If I have an addiction to anything, it is to food. I love to eat.
Yoga says silence awakens us to what is in our subconscious. Silence is Space. This is why many of us have noise continuously turned on in the background- music, television, white noise, anything. Just don’t bring on the subconscious– it freaks us out to know what’s there. The news is much more palatable than our own buried thoughts.
Our own Jenilyn took a week hiatus from words, which include reading, television and radio. Talk about creating space! An empty stomach also creates space. If you are anything like me, television has no power over you.. it’s food. Not surprisingly, I am a grazer.
Try not eating. The space and the clarity that comes from it is POWERFUL. And the dullness, the maya (illusion) fades. You are left with inner voices of Truth that prompt change. It can be so scary, the urge to eat will likely come. Or, as with any other addiction, you will find other distractions. Drink anyone? Shopping? Recue others? 10 mile run?
What is the clarity I am hiding from? Perhaps I ought to find a way to directly satiate my hunger. I hunger to matter, to be loved, to make a difference, to be touched. To experience fully. Yeah. I can do that. Can’t I?