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What does your constant craving reveal about your needs, and how do you resolve those unmet cravings?

Asked by prolificus (6583points) March 10th, 2010 from iPhone

My current constanst craving is rich, French-press coffee and clove cigarettes.  I quit smoking almost six months ago. To me, it reveals a desire to have alone time and to not feel obligated to be accountable to anyone. I want to take care of myself, to be fully awake and present to my wants, needs, and desires.  I want to pleasure myself instead of pleasing others. When I’m craving coffee and cloves, I know I need to get away for a private retreat. This is what my current constant craving reveals.

Because i’m determined not to smoke out of health reasons, I need to find other ways to pleasure my needs. Any suggestions?

What are your unmet needs, etc?

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Jude's avatar

Ooo, I love clove cigarettes. :)

I’m trying to eat healthy, so, edamame with coarse sea salt. Yummeh.

Facade's avatar

Cookies, cakes, ice cream. I don’t know what it reveals. Maybe that I’m meant to be a fat lard?

wundayatta's avatar

Love and the physical expression thereof. Drives me nuts.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

I need to go on a road trip.It means I need alone time to think.

mcbealer's avatar

I crave water.

It reveals that I am dehydrated and sleep deprived.

Not enough hours in the day, and not enough days off in the work week.

CMaz's avatar

@lucillelucillelucille – Florida is a great place to visit. ;-)

prolificus's avatar

Okay all… but… WHAT do you REALLY, REALLY crave? What intense desires do you have besides cookies, water, etc.? Even with the craving for water or cookies, etc., does it speak to a desire to be nourished and nurtured? A desire to avoid anything?

How do you meet these unmet desires, needs, and cravings?

Neizvestnaya's avatar

I have no intense cravings except for cheese, french press coffee and clove cigarettes, all of which I allow myself. I’d give them all up though in exchange for a daily treat of full body massage plus awakening and before sleep sex.

CyanoticWasp's avatar

My cravings and desires demonstrate to me over and over again what a dirty old man I am.

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