Recognize - the feeling or craving
Accept - and sit with whatever is going on in my heart or head, or the external circumstances
Investigate - the feeling, the behavior, the sensations, the experience. sit with it.
Note - observe how I feel and where my thoughts go.
Nurture - offer myself compassion in the moment with these feelings.
The acronym above is used in meditation circles (most recently by Tara Brach) to increase mindful awareness of behavior and feelings, in a self-compassionate manner.
Thoughts from The Craving Mind to consider:
Intentions for Tuesday
I begin another long fast today, having begun on Saturday and pretty much gave that up in the early morning, since I fell flat on face again and really wrecked the flesh on my knee again--but it was the left knee this time, so I'll have assymetrical yet matching scars on both knees now, from two assymetrical yet similar face plonks in the driveway. Thanks hiking shoes that are so big they completely throw off my proprioreception! Thus, I begin my long fast today!
Anyhooha, so once again, I am determined to completel a 21-day water fast. Why? Many reasons, which I will address later, although this has been broached in previous posts.
For today, I intend to:
surprised it is 2020! Holy crap when did that happen!