I can resist everything but temptation!
The situation was when he was driving home after eating out with friends. He was full, but the thought came, “I need to eat something sweet.” So he decided to question it. We spent an hour questioning just this one thought.
Here’s a short version of the session.
While he was under the influence of the thought, “I need to eat something sweet,” here are a few of his reactions.
Imagining who he would be without the thought, “I need to eat something sweet,” here’s what he found.
Turnaround: I don’t need to eat something sweet.
Turnaround: I need to not eat something sweet.
Turnaround: I need to eat something sour or bitter or pungent.
Turnaround: I need to listen to something sweet.
Turnaround: I need to see something sweet.
Turnaround: I need to smell something sweet.
Turnaround: I need to do something sweet.
There were so many options that opened up. So many ways to experience the craving besides eating something more.
I think there could be many more possible examples for these turnarounds too. I invite you to find more.
Or even better, wait for a similar situation to happen to you, where you think you need to eat something sweet even though you are already full. Go through all four questions and the turnarounds for this thought, “I need to eat something sweet.” Test it out and find your own way of answering the questions.
Make this kind of questioning a habit in your life as a part of our community. Question your stressful thoughts. Open your mind and your heart beyond what you think is even possible.