“The great blessing of mankind are within us and within our reach; but we shut our eyes, and like people in the dark, we fall foul upon the very thing we search for, without finding it.”—Seneca (7 B.C.- 65 A.D.)
“It’s like you took a bottle of ink and you threw it at a wall. Smash! And all that ink spread. And in the middle, it’s dense, isn’t it? And as it gets out on the edge, the little droplets get finer and finer and make more complicated patterns, see? So in the same way, there was a big bang at the beginning of things and it spread. And you and I, sitting here in this room, as complicated human beings, are way, way out on the fringe of that bang. We are the complicated little patterns on the end of it. Very interesting. But so we define ourselves as being only that. If you think that you are only inside your skin, you define yourself as one very complicated little curlique, way out on the edge of that explosion. Way out in space, and way out in time. Billions of years ago, you were a big bang, but now you’re a complicated human being. And then we cut ourselves off, and don’t feel that we’re still the big bang. But you are. Depends how you define yourself. You are actually—if this is the way things started, if there was a big bang in the beginning— you’re not something that’s a result of the big bang. You’re not something that is a sort of puppet on the end of the process. You are still the process. You are the big bang, the original force of the universe, coming on as whoever you are. When I meet you, I see not just what you define yourself as—Mr so-and- so, Ms so-and-so, Mrs so-and-so—I see every one of you as the primordial energy of the universe coming on at me in this particular way. I know I’m that, too. But we’ve learned to define ourselves as separate from it.”—Alan Watts // The Nature of Consciousness
So, I started my journey on HCRV December 1st, but December 7th marks the first day I was 100%. It has been 31 days and I have no intention of looking back. It’s been really fun coming up with new creative ideas for meals like broccoli sun dried tomato pesto on zucchini “noodles”, LFRV guacamole and tonight I’m having sherbet for dinner. 5 blended frozen bananas and a few tangerines topped with fresh medjool dates. Yumm! I’ll post pictures tomorrow.
I can tell my body still has quite a ways to go with fully adjusting. All of the bad habits that I used to practice are “detoxing” out of my body. I feel really tired today, and I’m not sure if it’s due to the full moon, of this way of eating or both. Any ways I’m trying not to judge and just let it be and listen to my body. I’ve started p90x which is so much fun and I’ve been running consistently the past few weeks. I know that it’s only time before my body starts to feel like it’s in a healthy steady rhythym again.
Today is the Law of Pure Potentiality, I am absolute existence. Om Bhavam Namah
This is so perfect, as it always is, and I feel very peaceful knowing that everything will align soon enough. I am working towards something so much greater than just the physical. Have a wonderful Sunday everyone and I’ll post again soon, with awesome delicious photos!