I no longer fear death, and have no ambitions of living 100 earth years. My goal is to feel good, to be kind and to become the best I was created to be…now; today and not later; to vibrate at my highest social, spiritual, cosmic and career potential by caring compassionately for my Holy Temple with food, exercise, acts of kindness, self-love and meditation: loving myself so much that I no longer want to make myself needlessly suffer.
How can your ‘greater good’ ever find you if you’re buried beneath the festering rabble of the low-grade nutrition disgorged upon a trusting society by Big Food, commodity bankers and agribusiness?
Many Americans believe it’s possible to have control over their level of physical activity, the healthfulness of their diet, and their weight, yet far fewer are actually taking control. Disease is born from the lack of nutritional insight; malnutrition. We’ve been methodically betrayed by the food industry and led to perceive food as convenient entertainment rather than heavenly cellular nutrition. When you see the true nature of your suffering and disease, you are liberated.
Americans eat more than any other nation. Yet, testing the over-fed and under-exercised reveal they’re malnourished. Experts say the pigswill composing the addictive American diet of fat, salt, sugar, white flour, caffeine, tobacco and alcohol with insanely high sugar calories, but low on authentic human nutrition, is the keystone of preventable disease in the land o’ plenty. Until I was 40, lingering on my ICU death bed, I, too, had eaten poorly. But the Grim Reaper dropped by to poke me. I acknowledged my vegaphobic diet of KFC, doughnuts, bacon burgers, Mt. Dew, Jerky, booze and sugary foods nearly killed me. I didn’t love myself sufficiently. Your Temple is the vehicle for your spirit and your soul. It is the piece of the universe you’ve been assigned to tend and cherish. I am love. I am joy. I am freedom. I am peace. I am peaceful, whole and balanced, but only if I feed my cells what they require to thrive.
Obesity is the new malnutrition. Born from empty calories, obesity sets in, and your starving brain stops growing, rendering you less than whole. Disease is most frequently caused by a nutritional deficiency. Vitamins, minerals and enzymes are building blocks your cells need to sustain whole health. Logically without 40 basic vitamins and 90 trace minerals needed daily, your trillions of cells cannot sustain a crumbling Temple. Eating healthy foods is compassionate self-love. If your spiritual antennae are ‘funkied’ up from eating dead food, then how can you connect effectively with the infinite Divine?
When I cradle a bowl of the cosmos’s bounty, I vibrate with gratitude. You don’t need to join a monastery to practice self-love; the most sincere love of self. Eating with mindful gratitude nourishes a peaceful heart, and that begins to shift and heal our mutual, teetering world.