Posts Tagged ‘cravings’

The Fifteen-Minute Challenge

November 11, 2012

In church today, the minister told of a motivational speaker who appeared to be the epitome of vibrant health. She told her audience that she hadn’t always been so fit. In fact, she had lost upwards of one hundred twenty-five pounds through diet and exercise. When a member of the audience asked her if she still had cravings for “bad” food, she acknowledged that she did. However, she resisted those cravings thanks to what she called the Fifteen Minute rule.

Whenever she wanted to eat something she knew she shouldn’t, she told herself she could (more…)

Control Your Cravings or They Will Control You!

October 2, 2009

woman-holding-out-green-apple-resisting-temptation-cravingsWhile pursuing desires is an integral part of the dance of life, you are on the road to peace when you learn to control your cravings instead of allowing your cravings to control you.

Conscience is the voice of the soul, as passions are the voice of the body. No wonder they contradict each other.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Fulfilling your desires can produce occasional bursts of happiness, but the pleasures of the material world are often fleeting.

Detachment does not require a life of renunciation. It simply reorders your priorities so that even as you delight in (more…)