Friday, June 15, 2007

So far so good

I’ve read 1 and a half books I own. the first is The Longevity Diet, and right now I’m in the middle of the Shrodinger’s Cat Trilogy by Robert Anton Wilson. It will definitely be one I revisit – it is so dense with…hmmm…references, philosophy, insight, satire, information…

I did it!

I meditated yesterday for about 10 minutes. I can pat myself on the back, even though my motivation for it was that I was feeling so down and nothing else was working. It didn’t really help my mood much, but hey, I did it. I focused on breath. I haven’t been able to find one thing to focus on that really helps, I’ve tried soham mantra, concentrating on the third eye, feeling light…but I think all of this stuff is just a diversion. I will use breath from now on, even though I haven’t had any success with it. I know it takes time and practice.

Gratitude

I’ve missed a few weeks here, since I’ve been on vacation, and the week leading up to it was unbelievably hectic. I start afresh:

1. Trees. For being beautiful, creating fresh oxygen, and often connecting me with the Source, giving me a renewed sense of awe at the ‘just-so-ness’ of nature.

2. My spirit animals – rabbits and herons. Whenever i see one, I automatically take time to pause and reflect at what I am doing in that moment. I often think that they are telling me I am on the right path.

3. Utne magazine. The articles are about things I should know, but never bother to learn about. They keep a reader on their toes, encourage independent thinking, and uncover different perspectives on really important issues. Definitely a tool for developing a more enlightened mind. Oh, and the book reviews are great for suggesting reads that I wouldn’t normally come across.

4. The internet. I was discussing the other day how my curiosity is instantly satisfied by the internet. How I lived with all those unanswered questions before the web, I’ll never know. Today I looked up restless leg syndrome.

5. The people on 43 things. I’ve had more encouragement from them than from my family and friends. It is fantastic to be a part of a community who are dedicated to helping each other meet our goals. Thank you!

Longevity Diet

I read the book! Didn’t really learn anything new, but I’ll keep it as a source of motivation to stick to the diet. I am on vacation right now, and have my meals cooked for me, so I am not in a position to control the content. But as soon as I get home I’m planning on starting. I’m going to make a list of the best CR foods, ones with the highest nutrient content, lowest g.i. level and fewest calories. Oh and highest fibre. I’ll also join the CR society on their website at http://calorierestriction.org/

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