Eight Days of Peace
Author: Dr. Alexandra Gayek
You’re walking down the aisles of a grocery store, looking at the menu in a restaurant, walking through a food court or down a street with shops selling tempting goodies.
What attracts you?
Do you routinely tell yourself “no, that’s not good for me,” or “I’d like that but it’s fattening”?
Do you choose the lowest-priced item regardless of your desire?
Do you stick to a list of what you can and can’t eat and drink?
Do you rebel against that same list?
What if you abandoned this restrictive, suppressive routine and let your true desire run the show?
Before you jump to the conclusion that you’d gain 20 pounds a week, or be sick from allergies or things your body wouldn’t tolerate, consider this:
Is it possible that your deepest desire is for peace?
Take a long, slow breath and imagine yourself at peace. What images come to mind?
If peace were your goal, would you continue to pit the desires of your tastebuds against the rules you’ve been carrying around? Would you hate your body’s appearance and then carry on the very actions you associate with creating that appearance?
If you were committed to peace, would you expose yourself to advertising that would create conflict between what would be loving behavior toward yourself and what would be punishment?
Here’s an experiment for you. Imagine that your goal is mental, physical, and emotional peace. Imagine that your food and drink are measured in units of peace. Not flavor, not calories, not vitamins, not energy, not cholesterol, not chemicals, not dollars. Peace.
Imagine that as you consider what to buy or eat you are considering what will give you the most peace and cost the least peace.
What do you suppose would happen in your life?
-Dr. Alexandra Gayek, distributor of the free E-book, The Science of Being Well. To get your own copy and experience peace of mind, read more.