Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Raw Journey

I'm creating this blog for my journey from eating mostly raw vegan to as close to 100% as I can get. I think that all the junk and chemicals in our foods today work against the way our bodies were designed by our Creator. I don't think we were meant to eat candy bars, we were meant to eat living foods. There's just something inside telling me that it's the way I should eat. I really don't want to hear from nutrition experts what their research is and what they think is right for me. I have my own head on my shoulders and I think that my own body will tell me what I need to eat... once I break that addiction to junky SAD food and learn how to listen to what my body is telling me.

I think a lot of our addictions and craving to cooked foods are psychological.

I just picked up this book yesterday, Ruling Your World, and I cannot put it down. It’s by Sakyong Mipham. Thought I’d share some info from this book. I’m trying to find a way to break that small addiction I still have to cooked foods and transition from 75 to 100% raw. Thought this was interesting…
“We’d often rather put our mind on the treadmill or discursiveness and entertainment than relax. Then we wonder, ‘Why is nothing turning out the way I want?’ Tiger mind creates a little gap in which we can look at our choices. We could get mad or not get mad. We could manipulate or not manipulate. We could become desirous and fixate. We could get jealous or not. It’s up to us.” “We have the power to determine what we will and will not do. If we have eaten too much, gone on a shopping spree, gotten into an argument, we can reflect upon whether it is virtue or nonvirtue. We can ask, ‘What is the result of my action? Do I feel imprisoned or liberated? Am I content? Do I have regret?” It goes on to say that at the end of the day you can ask yourself, “How did I handle myself today?” During this self-reflection, we assess what happened and use the past to determine what we want to do in the future.