Twenty-one days, here, on a detox cleanse diet. For twenty-one days, I
- No salt
- No sugar (except for that great mango)
- No processed foods
- No dairy
- Nothing with a heartbeat
- No fast food
- No chemicals
- No bread
- Nothing cooked
…and the list goes on. I am eating fresh, raw, organic, whole and living-foods from plants. I am eating green. I am eating cleanly. My body is loving it.
On of the women, here, shared a story about her morning swimming experience. She was in the ocean and it was incredibly clear, and she noticed a fish was swimming along with her. She stopped and the fish stopped; she swam and the fish swam. She expressed that she felt the fish was “dancing with her.” “Maybe that fish is in the water with me every day, but, because the water is rough, I am not able to see him. I have never stopped to see him.” she said. “When you slow down enough, everything becomes clear and you can see the beauty all around you.”
I was struck by this simple statement. It has become trite to say “stop and smell the roses”, right? Maybe that is the wrong way to put it. Maybe we need to slow down, just a little bit, so we don’t miss life passing us by. Take a moment, now, to breath, look around you, and realize the simple beauty in your life.