…just because something is good for someone else doesn’t mean it’s good for you…and vice versa…
Everyone it’s a unique and splendid example of human being: why the mass media will tries to make us like a dummies???Same in everything like a mass production’s stuff…Oh …It’s so sad 😦
I’m speaking in this way not because I’m going crazy (actually I’m crazy :P) but because I’m saying madness around me: woman and men that have only an idea: to be like a XXX super star, super model, super hero o something like that…
I think that the real goal in your life isn’t have outrageous abs like a XXX super athlete or have long air like XXX top model but the real real winning stop it’s to be the AUTHENTIC YOU…
You want an amazing body? Good very good…go to the gym, eat healthy food..but make this action only for you, not because lifestyle’s magazines says that…
I’m no perfect, I’m not skinny, I don’t have long air, I don’t dress my self like a party girl, I’m a little bit nerd, I’m clumsy, Idon’t have party’s friends, I’m not rich but in the same time I’m not poor, I’m lucky,I’m vegan, I’m resilient person and.. I AM…!!!!
Because isn’t necessary to be like a XXX prototype of person
…all that a want to tell at the world is in my mind, in my soul and both of that don’t needs super-glossy-cherry-lips…
You agree with that?!
Today I was inspired by Jonathan Fields’s post Lip Service Serves No One :it’s important to recognize your self, and don’t deny nothing your own according to Bertrand Russell’s quote “Conscious self-denial leaves a man self-absorbed and vividly aware of what he has sacrificed; in consequence it fails often of its immediate object and almost always of its ultimate purpose. What is needed is not self-denial, but that kind of direction of interest outward which will lead spontaneously and naturally to the same acts that a person absorbed in the pursuit of his own virtue could only perform by means of conscious self-denial.” (The conquest of happiness)
Then I beg you: try try try… I’ll make the same I swear!
ps. look this flower: it’s beautiful in the only way he knows to be beautiful
or rather be simply a flower and that’s it!!
it’s too late, I’m tired and a little bit blue but I want to share with you just two o three words about your relationship with food.
I’ve been actively trying to heal my relationship with food and my body for years and years. Go vegan give me a truly opportunity to understand that food is nourishment, friendly aid, not enemy against my body, my mind.
It was a glorious day for me when a looked my body into the mirror and I saw my really ME… I’m still loving just the way I am…
If you a struggling with your relationship with food it’s okay, most people are…it’s time to ger really real and really honest to your self. Especially avoiding the inundation of false images of what the ideal human being is supposed to look like against the real healthy human being!
I’d like to quote Chloe Park : you are beautiful just the way you are!
Now write it on your arm and look at it when you feeling wrong, unpleasant, lonely…I assure you that it work!
I’m on your side because I dealing with this type of pain: you don’t deserve to live the rest of your life enslaved to the negative images that your mind give you.
Get up, pushing your self to be what you are in the way you are! Makes friend with food, healthy living, body : love your body, treat your body like a holy temple, sacred where only you’re the divinity. treat you right, your majesty!
I suggest you the Bhagavad Gita like a guidance when you feeling your soul down: this book have the power to make you happy!
Strange question isn’t …?! Yep…
But it’s only because actually I’m reading a lot, about all types of stuff ..I’m not looking for any specific thing. I’m just curious, I’m hungry about information..and I know it’s insane to be starving in that way… and… now I’m trying to reboot my self.
Re- thinking things and manage in a right way my long-term memory!
Bravo my self told me after that resolution…but break bad habits, you know it’s not easy and didn’t happen like snap! I need to be postivie, patience, disciplined and persistent.
About this last point just today I maded a (funny) useful “test” How resilient are you? by Bobbi Emel
My score was interesting 46 ” You are bouncing right along . . . most of the time. You have good resiliency skills, although sometimes it’s hard to engage them right away when faced with a crisis.”
Not bad …I mean…it’s great… I can’t imagine I’ll be that type of resilient person… I caught other interesting tips to improve my strongest head 😉
1) Social support: ya gotta have friends. There is a lot of research showing that social support is a main component of resiliency. Even if you’re an introvert, having just one person you trust to talk with about your situation can be extremely helpful. It’s also really good to have a more experienced, wiser person or mentor you can turn to when trouble hits. This can be a parent, friend, or anyone you look up to and respect.
2) Positive actions: creating positive emotions during time of crisis. Researcher Barbara Fredrickson’s work shows that positive emotions not only help you feel good, but they expand your ability to problem-solve well. Rather than worrying about the past or future, try to stay in the present as much as possible. Listen to some mindfulness meditations to help you remain centered in the current moment. Be kind to yourself! Even if you got yourself into a mess, remember that everyone else has at some time in their lives, too. Treat yourself as you would your best friend who is having problems.
Going back the initial argument I’m looking for other opinions about what’s the right limit about reading and collecting articles because the other “dark” side of this situation it’s that I’m accumulating a small pile on the corner of my desk. I must to find time to processed stacks because collect pile of stuff with identify items put me back into the desert!!! It’s not acceptable, not for me… It’s lazy have the tidy desk and in the same time disorganized stuff. About this point I read an article by David Caolo Untidy and organized the exact contrary of my!! I’m thinking life it’s very strange because put on you face not easy situations and ,if you are good to look at it, in the same time, the solutions!!
Please let me know if you have any tips or resolutions for me…or if you’re in a similar situation!
Today I read two amazing post about to be vegan-raw…
The first one in by Lauren (on http://www.rawissexy.com) ” A raw perspective”… wow folks…the best post that I’ve ever read about veganism…the best way to start you busy week! A different point of view about the choice to be vegan… It’s not a label that you need to paste on you. It’s you, it’s your way to exist in this word…and it’s not important if you eat an amount of raw vegetables or if in the past you eat dairy products, now you what you decide to be…You’ re the of your mistakes and choices…You need to be proud of you because everyday you save a life…You need to find your balance and not to accomplish the other’s expectations….
There’re a lot og best quotes in the post but this really give me peace:
“You’re here now. Right now. This is it. There is no destination. There never was a destination. This moment right now is it. Your journey is everything. You will never arrive anywhere except right here. You are always on your journey. This is it. You get to make a choice in this very moment about what you will do. You are the culmination of all of the moments that led up to now.This is not an excuse/reason to go out and eat 10 boxes of donuts. Don’t misunderstand….that is not what I am saying here. I am saying BALANCE.Keep it healthy as much as you can. EAT REAL FOOD. Keep your best interests in mind and remember there are no guarantees. There is always an exception.
Try something new.
Throw caution to the wind.
Cause some trouble out there.
Say hi to random strangers.
Break a rule.
Fall in love.
Have a hellagood time.
Laugh until you cry.
Dance like an idiot.
Make your friends laugh until they cry.
Eat a cookie.LIVE.”
I’m near to cry…It’s true…I found in this post a lot of motivations to be really everyday myself without doubts!
The other (very) emotional and intense post it’s by Gena “It’s veganism a luxury?” …it’s very interesting perspective about vegan’s choice because a lot of people think actually that to be vegan it’s more expensive…but like Gena explain: “Veganism doesn’t have to be any more expensive than other ways of eating: in fact, it can be much less expensive. At its most basic, the vegan diet consists of vegetables, nuts and seeds, soy foods, grains, and legumes. Grains and legumes can provide much of the nutrient density in any plant based diet and they, at least, can be had quite cheaply: this is part of the reason that they are the staple foods for so many global diets”.
It’s right…And I proved that because I tracked my expense (and the cash flow) and surprise surprise since I choose to be raw I saved a lot and actually I’m putting money in a MoneyJar or Dream Jar because I want to realize step by step my dreams starting with travels.
Veganis it’s a privilege because you’ve the freedom to eat real food that is consistent with our ideals… You make the right choice to be what to eat…Isn’t extraordinary?? I mean when people have the large freedom do to really what they want according with their ideals?!
I’m not have the fortune to live in a city like Gena in NY (I love NY..it’s the city of my heart’s piece) where it’s easy find shop and restaurant vegan friendly or meet vegan person…
I live in a small small village and I work in a little city where ‘re only ONE vegetarian restaurant…I mean only ONE…But I wasn’t discourage …because I’m surely about my choice to be vegan, to save planet animals and eat according to the Mother Nature!
I know exactly that eat vegan raw don’t preserve me from injuries or illness but probably I’ll made the way to stay healthy for a long time than omnivore people..I really don’t know…I’m proud to be vegan raw, to do yoga and meditation, to be a person who try to practice gratitude and kindness… sometimes I’m lazy, chaotic, lunatic and I miss so much my soul mate DWRZ (there’s not a second goes by when I’m not thinking of you in some way..your face, your hands in mine, feel you against me…but I know that will never be you left me and I can’t get you back. I don’t know why I’m writing this: I know I can’t get you back…) but I know that I’m better than the past…I’m real person without moral’s compromises…
I’ll have the opportunity everyday to do the right things and I choose to be semper fidelis in all aspect of my life
everything it’s ok? I really hope so… because today I’ll share with you things about change…
Actually I’m reading an interesting book that really it’s working on me… fews day ago I bought casualty ” The Low Carb Revolution: Why the Secret to Losing Weight is to Fall Back in Love With Yourself!” by John McLean. Wow…Believe me since the first page I changed my mind… I wrote John because I had problem with the mp3 included into the book and I answered me quickly and in a gentle way that I’m not usual to encounter… At the first impression John was a very inspiring person…
In the meantime I’m reading this book that talk about change your point of views about yourself, your body, the society around you, the general belief…It’s not only a book about low carb nooo..it’s a sort of therapy…and you have the feeling that you’re not alone in this changing’s way… The same feeling I had yesterday reading a post on Fb by a virtual friend …and I felt the impulse to wrote him and told my appreciation…and ta da surprise surprise he answer me in a kindly way that I was so impressed…
Probably now I’m feeling all type of emotions because I’m working hard to open all my chacras on the yoga’s lessons…I really want to feel completely with my body, my mind and my soul. I perfectly know that it’s a risk but I want to try to improve my compassion, my kindness, my spiritual way…
You know the feeling that you’re changing but in the same time I having the same life…I really don’t have right words to explain that feeling but it’s like to look your cup of coffee and smell new scents…but it’s the same cup of coffee of yesterday you know?!
I’m feeling that somethings it’s to happen and I want stay and watch!
Probably I was inspired by a post written by Leo Babauta (another mentor for me!) The Wisdom of Allowing Things to Happen he talked about control of things: it’s an illusion! And he suggested you to stay and “just watch them work. You’ll learn much more about human nature, about the nature of the world, as you see things work without you controlling it. It might change you“….and really this new point of view and the entirely things that happened to me in this week having changing me..
For example I changed my daily routine: I added in my morning routine after I wake up a quick session of yoga. Only 20 minutes with sun salutation and other energetic poses ( look at this to get some ideas). Last week I started go to walking and today I run for 40 minutes. Another changhe? Now I’m 90% raw vegan…I followed a lot of great tips on the web (especially from Gena) and actually I’m experimenting my self with new vegan raw dishes…and surprise surprise I like that…it’s tremendous create your personal dishes!
Today for dinner I prepared my first vegan raw spring rolls and breakfast with fresh organic figs that I picked up in the morning before my run
So I perceiving my self more tidy and calm and patience. I’m having problem at work (that don’t depends of me but the society have problem with money..) and differently than the past I’m obviously scared but I’m positive, I’m not lay down…I stayed in the present feeling everything….like a quote from the legendary yogi, B.K.S. Iyengar:”change is not something that we should fear. Rather, it is something that we should welcome. For without change, nothing in this world would ever grow or blossom, and no one in this world would ever move forward to become the person they’re meant to be”
I surprised from my self but in particular I’m surprising by the world around me…really if you want to change the world you must need to be the change…a different person but meanwhile simply you!