One day while I was thinking about my journey to health, this statement came to me: Healthy living is a result of healthy thinking. I’ll explain what I mean.
Years ago, I knew “I should” put more attention into establishing healthy eating habits. Coffee, sweet and salty treats, breads, pasta, poultry, sauces, salads and rice (in their order of importance) made up my daily diet. Thoughts of replacing any or all of these items with vegetables, fruits, beans, whole grains and healthy protein were constant. I wondered why I could never make those “I should” thoughts into reality for more than a day or two here and there.
Fast forward to last year: my breakthrough year. I discovered that the source of my challenges were unhealthy thinking patterns and best of all, I learned how to overcome them. I’m no longer stuck in a rut with my diet. I’m no longer confused about what I want to do with my life. Now, I find joy in being alive and realize that peace really does reside in my heart. Healthy thinking emerged.
A few months ago, I put my intention and prayer on locating a community food growing farm. Healthy thinking translated into a desire for live, fresh, vibrant vegetables. Last week, the answer appeared. I walked into my local health food store to purchase the usual items and noticed a flyer taped to the cash register. Transpire Organic Farm and Wellness, a new community supported agricultural farm is looking for members.
Back at home, I called the number, had a lovely conversation with the owner, Candace Wormsbecker and signed up to receive this years harvest of; beans, beets, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, cucumbers, eggplant, garlic, cherries, kale, leek, lettuce, onions, peas, peppers, radish, scallions, swiss chard, squash, tomatoes, tomatillos (what are these and what do you do with them?) and herbs, basil, cilantro and parsley.
I can’t wait to receive my first basket in June. I’m imagining the vibrant taste of fresh picked locally grown organic produce as I write this blog post. Eating food with its life energy intact nourishes the body’s supply of life energy and produces vibrant health. Growing up, I never thought about food as having life energy in it.
Healthy thinking created an achievable desire for healthy living. The reverse is also true: Healthy thinking is a result of healthy living. In his book, The Sunfood Diet Success System, David Wolfe, researcher and educator states;
A physiology of vibrant health produces a mindset, emotional attitude and spiritual power of vibrant health.
Healthy thinking is a result of healthy living. The one feeds on the other and produces a cycle of health giving and health affirming behaviors.
Another neat thing is that Candace encourages members to get involved. I was raised in the city close to supermarkets and butcher shops. The closest I got to gardening was in watering a few plants every now and then. Apparently, my ancestors were farmers and whether it’s in the blood remains to be seen as I plan to visit the farm to learn how to grow food. At any rate, it will be an adventure I look forward to.
You may want to consider looking into community supported agriculture in your area. From what I’ve seen it’s a win-win situation because it provides a supply of high-quality fresh food full of life-giving nutrients to the consumer and provides the farm with a sustainable living to ensure a fresh food supply for future generations. We need an alternative choice to the genetically modified, irridated, waxed, injected produce that is picked raw and transported thousands of miles before it sits and rots on store shelves and grows mold from plastic wrapping.
So how about you, do you believe the statement; healthy living is a result of healthy thinking?
Breaking news…just received an email with a link to a website for CSA in the US;