Feeling fat triggers diet mentality, desperation, and sometimes binge eating. Most of my feeling fat centers around my abdomen, which has been a frustration for me since I was about 8 years old and my mother decided it was time to start dressing to hide my pot belly. Yep – I was ashamed of my body at 8 years of age.
I’ve been thinking about how I can start reversing this and one thing that came to mind and resonated was Loving Kindness meditation: May I live in safety. May I be happy. May I be healthy. May I live with ease.”
What if I change this up? May my stomach be safe. May my stomach be happy. May my stomach be healthy. May my stomach be at ease.
Initially, the thoughts are comforting and I feel some of the feeling-fat induced tension easing. The question now – how do I remember to give myself this love through out the day?