Sunday, 30 October 2016

FR. LEO'S DAILY MEDITATION #essentialsofrecovery

FOOD

“Seeing is deceiving. It is eating that is believing.”

~ James Thurber 

For years, my belief system revolved around eating. I believed if I could eat, I always would be okay. Food was pleasure and escape for me. I lived to eat. Feelings—good or bad—were surrounded and stuffed down with food. I ate to avoid problems. Seeing was deceiving because I refused to accept the reality of my eating. I covered myself with clothes, avoided the beach, and rarely looked at my body. I saw only what I wanted to see—and I was dying.

Now I face reality. This is the meaning of spirituality. I show love for myself by loving food in a healthy way, making choices around what I eat, and eating slowly. Today I talk about my problems, rather than eating over them.

God, help me accept my daily bread with gratitude and abstinence.

© 2008 Leo Booth
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