Sunday, January 13, 2008

Where Am I?

Its been a weird week. It seems as if the world around me has really been crazy. Work has been totally out of control since the beginning of the year. It seems as if people have really been doing stupid things.

On the world front, fathers have been tossing children off of bridges to kill them, people have been flying from one State to the next trying to convince voters that they will be the "change President" if elected (while saying the same things as everyone else running for office), and the President we've got is trying to convince everyone that he isn't the Scarecrow from the "Wizard of Oz" reborn.

Is it the world, or is it the way I'm reacting to the world that's causing my problems?

Its me.

I hear you screaming that I can't take responsibility for the people around me. You're right. I can't. But I can take responsibility for how I react to the rest of the world.

I could ask my Doctor for a drug to help me deal with my problems. I could give control of my life to someone else. Or I can take a step back, and reassess where I am in life.

As member of the Raw Divas, I get to participate in a teleseminar every Saturday night, while on the Body Enlightenment System. Rosetta brought up how our body changes every 7-10 years. Because our body changes we should be reassessing our choices.

Rosetta is right on point. However, I feel that we should be in constant contact with our bodies. That shell you inhabit is yours for only a very short period of time. It is a vehicle for you to experience a world full of boundless energy and choices. At times, this world can put you on sensory overload if you don't stop to see where you are, and how you got there.

Right now, Keely and I are eating mono meals. By eating only one fruit or vegetable at a time, the body is given the opportunity to fully digest the food in front of it. So we haven't been perfect. We had Vietnamese last night for dinner and for lunch today I made some raw coleslaw. For the most part its been smoothies for breakfast and single fruits or vegetables for lunch and dinner.

What has happened this past week? Katie told me that my skin looked great. I'm feeling more relaxed with life (although it might not have manifested to those around me, yet), and I'm less likely to accept those actions of others that might challenge my world.

In other words...I'm taking control of life. For the first time in months I did a short walking meditation at the park.

No matter what is happening in the rest of the world, we need to deal with our world first. Until we have our own house in order, we can't help those around us.

If you think that the fuel you place in your body isn't the most important thing in your life, take another step back. You really need to look at the whole picture.


Kristen's Raw said...

Have a great week!

Penni in Tulsa said...

I am so on the same page with all of this, Bob. Although I am not doing mono meals, I have my own personal program of simplifying my life and what is going into my cake hole. My word of the year is deliberateness. I am deliberately making choices for me that in the past I wouldn't have even considered. Perhaps it's a change in our consciousness, since becoming more raw. Whatever the just resonates at this time.

Thanks for sharing your marvelous insight.