The “Eater’s Agreement” by Marc David
If you’ve needed an affirmation about eating, here it is. The Eater’s Agreement (from the book, Nourshing Wisdom) goes like this:
“I recognize that at its deepest level, eating is an affirmative of life. Each time I eat I agree somewhere to continue life on earth. I acknowledge that this choice to eat is a fundamental act of love and nourishment, a true celebration of my existence as a human being.”
Try saying that at McDonald’s and keeping a straight face. Ha!
Seriously, though, I am inspired by the wisdom of this quote and think that it is important to remember that feeding ourselves is an act of love and commitment to ourselves as human beings. While we might not always be as loving as we’d like to be, it’s always helpful to remember that what we eat is who we are at a very fundamental level. What are you choosing to be today?
I recommend both of Marc David’s books, Nourishing Wisdom and The Slow Down Diet.