You never really want the Oreo.
It’s true. You may think you desperately have an Oreo shortage in your belly and need to fill it up immediately. But the Oreo is a metaphor for the real sweetness you crave.
Both Dr. Anita Johnston and Geneen Roth have done tremendous work with understanding food as a metaphor for your real needs. And I believe the same is true for anything or anyone you happen to crave.
Think of the one you miss.
You are not missing them.
You are missing the thing you are void of in your life now. Good sex? Intimacy? Good conversation? Witty banter? Fun?
In this quick clip, expand your understanding of this concept.