Thursday, September 13, 2007

Insatiable Cure

Blog prompt:

words to live by: a saying that shapes my way of seeing the world


It is also hard to share words that inspire me, for fear people will judge me: Oh? You believe that? Then why do act as if you didn't?

But here's a phrase that I remember a boy in college sharing at a church meeting: "You can't get enough of what you don't need because what you don't need won't satisfy you." Gluttony is on the big seven list for a reason. The strongest choices for me have been, when faced with a crisis or angst, seeking what I know I really DO need, even if it is less palpable, even if it takes more work, than letting loose the locusts that live in my brain and stomach and descending upon the fridge and pantry. Self-control is the beginning of satisfaction.

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