Fuel your appetite, not suppress it.
You’ve heard the ways we commonly talk about ‘appetite’.
“How’s your appetite?” means are you hungry?
“Do you have an appetite for ____[insert desire]____?” means are you ready?
Is there an appetite for ____[insert change]____? means is there a willingness?
Your appetite goes beyond your hunger and physical needs. Having an appetite signals to you your needs, wants, and desires.
So your appetite is a powerful, innate ability that your body, mind, and spirit are designed to have to tell you important things.
This is why you should always honour your appetite by fuelling it, not suppressing it.
Ever been asked, “what you want?” … No, “what do you really want?” As in, at a deeper level.
Those of us with buried appetites tend to get annoyed, angry, or frustrated when someone asks us this difficult question. Or we expect the person asking (usually someone close to you, like a significant other or parent) to read our minds and just know what you want.
This happens because there is a resistance to taking full responsibility for your happiness and satisfaction through denying your appetite. You are giving away your power to someone else by denying your desires and wants.
Some of us suppress our literal and figurative appetites in the form of overeating, eating disorders, addictive behaviours, self-medicating, and other numbing or distracting behaviours.
Your appetite finds its way out in peculiar and unsuspecting ways.
My message for your today is about owning your appetite, which means taking full responsibility for your wants and desires, and acknowledging your appetite without giving up your power to any one or thing outside of yourself.
By taking personal responsibility to go after what you want, you are getting yourself closer to experiencing freedom in your personal life, health, and career.
So own it. Embrace your appetite so you can identify what you want, and become the creator of your experience to get it.
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