Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Day 48 (Tuesday): That Gandhi quote . . .

"You must be the change you want to see in the world." (Mahatma Gandhi, Indian political and spiritual leader; 1869 - 1948)

“To heal the environment, you must first heal the environmentalist.” (Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh)

Confucius, in The Great Digest wrote, “. . . wanting good government in their states, they first established order in their own families; wanting order in the home, they first disciplined themselves.”

"Correcting oneself is correcting the whole world. The Sun is simply bright. It does not correct anyone. Because it shines, the whole world is full of light. Transforming yourself is a means of giving light to the whole world." (Ramana Maharshi)

"Through this (92-day Juice Feast), I offer to you a door; a place to begin greater healing through the transformation of your own self." (David Rain, nutrientdensenutrition.com.)

"Transformation of your own self" -- one of the things that makes life an adventure; always becoming, yet loving ourselves exactly as we are now.

I quoted all of the above to psych myself as I prepare (through research and assembling all the "stuff" I'll need) to embark on my 92-day juice fast/feast, which will begin on Monday, May 14. I ordered a new juicer (a Green Star) at a discount shop and it should arrive by then.

Now to the food: had a green juice in the morning and a salad w/ some pasta in the afternoon; had two raw bars as snacks during the day (think they may be high-calorie so need to cut those out for a bit, I think); had a mostly cooked meal at a commemoration dinner in my (and some others') honor tonight on the Upper East Side. Had to be polite and all so had to eat something; still I managed to have a great side salad with it. I skipped dessert AND coffee, but did have a glass and a half of vino.