With the new year, I embarked on a regime to grow into a healthier, more balanced me. Let me take you through a quick preamble.
Mid last year I came across a 30 Day Elimination Diet that was provided free of charge by Dax Moy. Of course I downloaded his pdf and read the entire 100+ pages. The New Year saw me sign up for his 2012 MAP Challenge. This generous trainer, although based in London, has provided workout video’s and a scheme and detailed instructions as well as n audio to assist as well as diet instructions to help anyone/everyone love themself and begin to find their way into being the best person they can be.
“If you’re reading these words, perhaps it’s because something has kicked open the door for you, and you’re ready to embrace change. It isn’t enough to appreciate change from afar, or only in the abstract, or as something that can happen to other people but not to you. We need to create change for ourselves, in a workable way, as part of our everyday lives.”
― Sharon Salzberg
I have to thank him. I have been following this program for 4 days now and I am already feeling 110% better, without anything unnatural.
More than that, he is accessible, and open and provides prompts for reminders. Thank you, Dax!!
How many of us are so busy looking backwards, or ahead that we forget to live now? I have found and am finding it takes conscious effort to make the most of each and every moment. To know myself well enough to know how I feel in any moment, and to have the courage to ask myself “why?” And what’s more to face the simple honest answers.
“The most fundamental aggression to ourselves, the most fundamental harm we can do to ourselves, is to remain ignorant by not having the courage and the respect to look at ourselves honestly and gently.”
― Pema Chödrön
A diet based on fresh organic and preferrably locally produced foods certainly hasn’t hurt and the increased flexibility and energy my body feels because I am moving it so much more and in the right way.
“Few of us ever live in the present. We are forever anticipating what is to come or remembering what has gone.”
― Louis L’Amour
Today, this minute my whole mind, heart and soul is here and sharing these small lessons with those of you who pop by. The past is gone. Dragging it continually into now is carrying a weight that is not necessary. Aside from that, who can change the past? But continually focusing on what was or what could have been may blind us to the infinite and wonderful possibilities that are sitting right with us waiting for us to open our eyes and hearts to them. Noone else can see them. Just we, ourselves. For us. But they remain hidden if we are weighed down or looking too far ahead.
The future is not a vast panorama only. The future, like any painting is made by a multitude of tiny infinitesimal brush strokes, added, one at a time over time. Our life is just like this. The canvas of our life is tiny strokes; layered, laid down, enhanced and often aged. This produces true beauty.
“You actions are your only true belongings.”
― Allan Lokos,