When we operate from a place of gratefulness we develop the ability to be satisfied in moderation. Just think of a food item that you enjoy. If we took the time to sit there and be grateful for our glass of wine, we would sip slowly and strive to taste the complexity of the wine, rather than rushing through and mindlessly drinking a full bottle before we feel satisfied. By striving to drink in moderation, we are intentional with our selection and we don’t rush through our glass. The goes with any food item that we enjoy.
When we CHOOSE not to operate from a place of gratefulness, it is like trying to operate within a poisoned environment and hoping to create positive changes. We start to feel resentment, bitterness and feel the pull to operate under the idea of “not enough.”
How do we know if we are operating from a place of gratefulness or “not enough”? We can tell by our self talk.
When operating from a place of NOT ENOUGH, our self talk sounds like this:
When operating from a place of GRATEFULNESS, our self talk sounds like this:
When we operate from a place of gratefulness, we stop telling ourselves we don't have enough and we stop believing we need more to be happy. This is huge, especially when our food culture pushes the concept that over-consuming = FULL enjoyment. Over-consuming is associated with enjoyment, but our enjoyment is not dependent on overconsumption. Instead we can choose to eat from a place of gratefulness not from a place of “not enough.” So how do we cultivate gratefulness?
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