Why do I eat too much? Not a question you would expect a 105-pound woman with a total of five pounds of body fat to be asking. But I do.
Why did I push the limits and eat more fat and protein than my system could handle yesterday? Why did I set myself up for the agony of The Gall Bladder Blues? I don’t ask this question disparagingly. It’s a real question. I don’t assume the answers are all negative. We do what we do for a reason.
Or for many reasons.
We learn more from mistakes than from our successes. When I keep making the same mistake over and over, I figure I’m setting myself up for a big learning.
Quick, cheap answers won’t work with this kind of inner conversation. It takes deep listening, careful noticing and reflection to get anything likely to unravel a long-standing habit.
Why do you do what you do?