Struggle vs. Challenge

August 2, 2008 at 4:17 am 5 comments

I really liked this article on struggle vs. challenge by Dhrumil…lots of great stuff to think about.

Here is one paragraph in particular that really resonated with me::

“Yeah.” Nature continued, “And there have been times that I’ve wanted steamed vegetables since I’ve been raw and I have no problem having them. It’s not that I crave them, I just enjoy them. It may be once a week, but even if I wanted them more often I would have no problem with that either. And if I wanted anything else that’d be fine too.”

“You don’t feel bad that you’re not eating 100% raw?”, I asked.

“But that’s never been the goal for me. The goal is to have a beautiful relationship with food and feel joy. And I feel because I do, that’s why I been able to come this far without a struggle. I’m healthy and happy. Food isn’t my focus, it’s my nourishment.”

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  • 1. Carol  |  August 2, 2008 at 4:26 am

    Love the goal of the relationship with food instead of a percentage!!! It would suck to be 100% raw and hating every minute of it. Good post for this first day of RawFu!!

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  • 2. ashley  |  August 3, 2008 at 12:51 pm

    wow, that is SO TRUE. thanks for sharing… i can totally relate to this and i really like what he has to say. =)

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  • 3. Dhrumil  |  August 6, 2008 at 4:01 pm

    Thanks for the love : )

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  • 4. wendy  |  August 7, 2008 at 2:31 am

    Yes-1/2 banana, 1 orange, and lots of baby spinach are my favorite green smoothie ingredients!

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  • 5. beth  |  August 10, 2008 at 4:11 pm

    thats awesome thanks for sharing! that is why I hate labels! we fight so hard to not conform but in reality we are conforming by following a different path, and calling it nonconformity when in fact we are JUST like everyone else aorund us…does this make sense?

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