The other day, an odd thought dropped into my mind:
“You are made for less”.
With it came an explanation which opened up a whole way of looking at the topic of letting go.
It starts with my body. My body gives me really definite cues about what it needs. I am a good weight for my height, and I get enough exercise to remain that weight. However, for the last several years I have had a tendency towards acid reflux. I have explored all sorts of reasons and remedies. I have found that what is really true for me is that if I eat moderately, if I am balanced in what I eat, if I eat more in the way of vegetables and less in the way of heavy foods, my body feels absolutely great. I can have a treat every now and then, but if I try to eat more than an occasional treat, my body does not feel great at all.
My body is at its optimal condition with less rather than more. It is made for that.
If I am going to focus on anything well, I will be aided by a body that is at its best. One thing I can give to it is the right balance of food, and I can respect its need for less rather than more.