Monday, July 17, 2006

raw colour, Desiderata

"When you wake up in the morning, Pooh" said Piglet at last, "what's the first thing you say to yourself?""What's for breakfast?" said Pooh. "What do you say Piglet?""I say, I wonder what's going to happen exciting today?" said Piglet.Pooh nodded thoughtfully."It's the same thing," he said.

My friend across the street, who is raw now also.. & has been raw for 6-8 months came over to get her smoothie. She has had me making green smoothies for her every morning for at least 8 months now. When she was here she told me that another neighbour stopped her & asked “What are you doing?” she said “what do you mean?” “ what are you and Robin up to.. what are you eating or doing? You two are the healthiest looking people on the block” .. so she told her the Raw story & lent her a book. She said 4 people were asking her all about it at the bridal shower she just held for her niece on the weekend also & want information etc.

I love hearing that.. people asking, interested, I get it a lot.. but always love to hear it being spread.. I seriously think green smoothies – sprouts - raw - a change in diet towards these things and healthier choices can change the world and heal the planet. Raw creates more loving peaceful people and once you start taking care of your own body it just goes that you want to take care of the Earth.. the Earth is, after all, a part of us.

I just did a bit of websurfing.. someone sent me a link to a blog. I was reading about the blogger and he said he suffers from anxiety and depression, like most of the population. “Depression sucks the colour from everything I see” (– note the colour vs color – def true Canadian – he also says you couldn’t pay him to take a green card and that Canadians underestimate the potency of their worldview.)
But about colour.. Raw is very colourful/colorful.. It’s all good!
It’s a beautiful, bright, and luminous world!

Max Ehrmann

Go placidly amid the noise and haste,
and remember what peace there may be in silence.
As far as possible without surrender,
be on good terms with all persons.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly;
and listen to others,even the dull and the ignorant;
they too have their story.

Avoid loud and aggressive persons,
they are vexations to the spirit.
If you compare yourself with others,
you may become vain and bitter;
for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.
Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.

Keep interested in your own career, however humble;
it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.
Exercise caution in your business affairs;
for the world is full of trickery.
But let this not blind you to what virtue there is;
many persons strive for high ideals;
and everywhere life is full of heroism.

Be yourself.
Especially, do not feign affection.
Neither be cynical about love;
for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment
it is as perennial as the grass.

Take kindly the counsel of the years,
gracefully surrendering the things of youth.
Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune.
But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings.
Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.
Beyond a wholesome discipline,
be gentle with yourself.

You are a child of the universe,
no less than the trees and the stars;
you have a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you,
no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.

Therefore be at peace with God,
whatever you conceive Him to be,
and whatever your labors and aspirations,
in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul.

With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams,
it is still a beautiful world.
Be cheerful.
Strive to be happy.

Max Ehrmann, Desiderata, Copyright 1952

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