As I watched her I wondered if she had any idea what she looked like to others. I do not think she knew or even cared. She wanted her way and that is all that mattered to her. She was using all that she had in her power to manipulate us into giving her what she wanted.
Our bodies remind me of a child throwing a tantrum. Often we do not give our bodies what they want. Our bodies then begin to try and get us to give them their way. We will have urges that seem uncontrollable. Those urges are just like the temper tantrums that a child throws. During the tantrum the child is uncontrollable. By not giving in to the child we regain control.
Many times we feel as if we cannot control ourselves and will yield to all kinds of unhealthy habits. We say we are helpless to do anything about our addictions. We yield to them because we feel helpless. We do not believe we can overcome our habits so we just give in.
I believe we can all overcome our habits. The problem lies in believing we can’t. If we do not believe something can happen we will not try to make it happen. A child throws a tantrum in hope that we will give in to their wishes. The child will eventually quit throwing the tantrum if we hold our ground. The child will throw less and less tantrums if we do not give in. It is the same when it comes to the urges concerning our addictions. Eventually they will go away when they realize that we are not going to give in to them. They eventually will quit trying.