Inquiry to break free from cravings
It is always an inspiration to experience the meeting of science and wisdom traditions. Neuroscientist and addiction psychiatrist, Jud Brewer, offers this powerful practice of inquiry to wake up from the trance we are in when we are eating yet another piece of chocolate, for example.
The inquiry to nail freedom and flow?
Notice (step out of automatic pilot) and then shift gears by asking a simple question:
What do I get from this?
I call it the “disenchanting question”, as the spell is broken and we can more clearly witness, without judgment a habit that does not serve our best interests.
Set the intention to notice when one is eating something full of sugar or saturated fat, reaching for an electronic device (social media), reaching for that cigarette, etc and then ask the question: “What am I getting from this?”.
I’d love to hear your experiences with this. Good luck.