On Eating

June 20, 2012 § Leave a comment

I’ve been skinny. I’ve been fat. Where I am, currently, is where I’m the happiest. (Hiram Surtyr)


Today, we’re going to talk about diet. Forget all about slimming regimes.

We have survived for all these millennia because we have been able to eat. And now that seems to have become a curse. Why?

What is it that makes us at 40yrs old want to have the same body we had when we were young? Is it possible to stop time? Of course not. And why should we be thin?

We don’t need to be thin.

We buy books, we go to gyms, we expend a lot of brain power on trying to hold back time, when we should be celebrating the miracle of being here in this world.

Instead of thinking about how to live better, we’re obsessed with weight. Forget about all that.

You can read all the books you want, do all the exercise you want, punish yourself as much as you want, but you will still have only two choices. Either stop living, or get fat.

Eat in moderation, but take pleasure in eating. It isn’t what enters a persons mouth that’s evil, but what leaves it. 

Remember that for millennia we have struggled in order to keep from starving.

Whose idea was it that we had to be thin all our lives? I’ll tell you – the vampires of the soul, those who are so afraid of the future that they think it’s possible to stop the wheel of time. [I] can guarantee that it’s not possible.

Use the energy and effort you put into dieting to nourish yourself with spiritual bread. Know that The Great Mother gives generously and wisely. Respect that, and you will get no fatter than passing time demands.

Instead of artificially burning those calories, try to transform them into the energy required to fight for your dreams.

No one ever stayed slim for very long just because of a diet.

~ excerpt from The Witch of Portobello, by world-wide best-selling Brazilian author Paulo Coelho ~

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