I was enjoying some Spinach & Kale Greek Yogurt Dip (yum) on my chips the other day when
being a compulsive reader
I happened to read the lid.
Guilt was not something that had been on my mind at the moment.
Why would it be?
Eating is not a sin.
Eating is not a sin.
Yes, there comes a point when you are trashing the temple of the Living God...rather a serious offense...but eating is not the sin. (Not eating can also result in destroying that temple; but not eating is not the sin either.) Gluttony, Greed, a Lack of Self-Control are sins...the things that come out of a body. What you put in your body is not the issue. (Clearly I'm quoting Someone Else.)
But somehow I've noticed a trend.
The more okay everything is, the less okay anything becomes.
porn can help your marriage
all forms of gender-identity and self-expression are beautiful and are to be accepted as such
it isn't murder if you make it medical enough
it's alllllll okay.
because somehow in the midst of all this okay-ness and tolerance and love for everything imaginable...the more guilt is present.
the more food labels weirdly insist you should feel less guilt while eating their brand
the more mothers feel horrible and then violently defend their choices when they cannot breastfeed
the more unhealthy people get as they insist their bodies are to be loved
the more families fall apart while the definition of family expands
is it mental/spirital dissonance? we know something is wrong, we know we are not as we should be...and in blaming societal pressures and religious brow-beating, we somehow end up feeling guilty for things that don't remotely matter. somehow, despite all the advice on loving yourself and following your heart, there seems to be a lot of self-hatred and very lost people about.
in a world of people saying
I keep seeing
What about you? Do you find yourself "feeling guilty" when you don't finish all the food on your plate, or when you eat something unhealthy? Do you think you should feel guilt for that? Do you think people have misplaced guilt and no way to deal with it? Or do you see something else happening?
talk to me.