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Healthy Body, Healthy Game, Healthy Mind, Healthy Soul

March 7, 2011

To live healthily is not simply a matter of what you eat or how much your exercise. It is a form of being, a lifestyle, a philosophy and an attitude.

What I like about aoefe’s switch to primal/paleo is that it is holistic and global. It addresses many aspects of the way we live and gives underlying principles which are intuitive to us. It is important that healthiness becomes  integrated as an inner part of you, not simply something you aim for.

It is perhaps strange to think about healthy living not in terms of its parts and technicalities, but a philosophy. However, that is precisely the best and easiest way to do it.

Learn to listen to your body. Your body sends you signals when it is not happy with what you are doing to it. It also sends signals when what you’re doing is good for it. It will send you signals when you have too much of something, which would otherwise be good for you in moderation.

Everything in moderation.

Ignore those signals and it will become difficult to hear them.

Enjoy the natural world around you, the world you were born to, the world you were adapted and created for. Meditate, pray, contemplate and be mindful in the stillness. Enjoy the sun, exercise, the air. Enjoy the sights, the sounds, the smells, the tastes and the flavours.

Take your time and savour. Savour your experiences, savour your food, savour it all. Do not binge. Take a little and enjoy it fully. Smell, taste, immerse yourself in it.

Look only for the best. Look for what is natural to you.

Learn to listen to the signals in your environment. Avoid toxicity. Avoid unhealthiness. Avoid toxins. Avoid toxic people. Avoid toxic situations. Keep the negativity out. Keep the negative chemicals out. Keep the stress that pushes you beyond your capabilities to total exhaustion out, the cortisol, the type A personality worrying that will stress and your body forever more. Only allow into you and around you what is healthy.

Seek health, seek the knowledge of health, seek the nature of health.

Care about your food, what energy is in your food, what went into making it, who made it.

The mind, the body and the soul: they are all connected. Cause becomes effect, and effect becomes cause.

Lonely people become sick. Healthy people are attractive. Being healthy inside attracts health from the outside. Positivity attracts positive.

10 Comments leave one →
  1. March 7, 2011 11:46 pm

    Mens sana in corpore sano – Juvenal.

    This is ancient wisdom.

  2. Bhetti permalink*
    March 8, 2011 9:05 pm

    It is! Part of any journey or goal and a certain mysticism is making this essential connection.

    ( I know Juvenal’s quotation through its almost literal translation in Arabic, which retains the ‘sound’ as in ‘complete’ or ‘intact’) . العقل السليم في الجسم السليم

    هو الذي يملك الصحة يملك الأمل؛ ومن لديه الأمل، يملك كل شيء
    He who has health has hope; and he who has hope has everything. ~Arabic Proverb

  3. PEACE permalink
    March 9, 2011 5:57 pm

    SWPL “primal” or “paleo” diet is not really primal or paleo.

    The closest thing to real primal or paleo in today’s American culture would be someone like Daniel Vitalis who will only eat an animal he himself has hunted, after looking the animal in the eye and thanking him/her for the gift of life that his/her death is giving him.

    He has gone from lacto-veg to vegan to raw vegan and now he is mostly raw primal/paleo.

    Otherwise store bought primal/paleo is not really good for the body or the Earth.

    You can google “Daniel Vitalis”. He has several websites and videos on the internet from his various stages in life of trying to find the healthiest eating regimine for him.

  4. Bhetti permalink*
    March 9, 2011 9:35 pm

    He definitely looks interesting. In general on many levels a return to the wilde is the trend in the culinary world e.g. NOMA restaurant won best restaurant in the world.

  5. PEACE permalink
    March 11, 2011 3:49 pm

    Bhetti, be grateful that the latest “game” advice circulating from the Frat Circuit is advising “alpha males” to stay away from falafel.

    And I qoute, “Don’t fuck middle-eastern targets. Exhibit some patriotism and have some pride. You want your cock smelling like falafel? Filth.”

    More gems here;

  6. Bhetti permalink*
    March 11, 2011 7:19 pm

    Haha, I suspect whichever ethnicity he’s referring to by Middle Eastern actually give a high rate of rejection and thus the motivation for warning off his boyz.

    Falafel song:

  7. Firepower permalink
    March 15, 2011 12:42 pm

    good. more falafel for me.
    I lurv cumin

  8. Meme permalink
    March 15, 2011 8:14 pm

    Male falafels sure do love their white bread (lucky for me).

  9. Mu'min permalink
    March 29, 2011 1:37 pm

    Since you are the cheerleading squad for religious and repressed women having rape fantasies – lets talk about what happens to raped women from the area of the world YOUR parents and grandparents are from.

    I doubt they can afford the “luxary” of such a fantasy when the reality of such means they would get 60 lashes at best and beheaded at worst.

  10. T-Bone permalink
    April 4, 2011 12:17 pm

    I enjoyed the topic, and this is only my first time on this site…. but reading all your comments has put me off. I’m perplexed at the level of thinking. One would think that the people that do have the time to read up interesting and thought provoking subjects, would in a sense, have some sense…
    You all have just put me off this site… and I am eternally grateful… May you drown in your own ignorance and filth….

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