Practicing well requires a commitment. My friend Mari wrote today that our health depends on our lifestyle, and diet is part of the lifestyle. A healthy lifestyle will not just happen by accident so it requires a practice to help hold us steady as we go against the grain of society.
There is still somewhat of a gap between what I say I want to do and what I actually do. Keep in mind that what we do is a better indicator of our true desires than what we say. The right practice helps achieve balance, simplicity and joy because it focuses on the true desires and not just the ideals. The practice is useful not because it makes us perfect, but because it helps protect us from being influenced by outside pressures.
It helps to have the best mentors possible. My mentor is Dr. John Fielder and he lives the simple, raw and natural lifestyle as perfectly as anyone in the world. So much of what I have learned from him has become part of who I am. His teachings will form the basis of my practice even as I make adjustments to allow for my own heart's desires.
There is a book by Julia Cameron entitled The Artist's Way. The book's purpose is to help blocked artists work through the reasons they are not able to create their art. I went through this book a few years ago but just recently started going through it again. It takes about twelve weeks to go through it and do the exercises. It is a good resource for anyone since we are all artists of some sort or the other. I recommend it to you if you are blocked! It's cheap therapy.
Lunch today was green smoothie, avocado, coconut, papaya, goodie ball, and almonds.
Dinner today was a blended salad, avocado, sauerkraut, goodie ball, and almonds.
Here is a recipe for Raw Chili that I got from a raw food teacher named Alsenio Nelson. I made this for our raw food potluck earlier this month. It's good! This picture is a double recipe which was a lot of chili.