“If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward.”
— Martin Luther King, Jr.
Dr. King’s quote could easily be applied to our raw food journey. Perhaps after the recent food-centric holiday in America, the quote could easily be a reminder that one meal of lapsed good eating habits doesn’t constitute failure, nor does it grant us permission to slide back into old habits.
We need to burp, and keep moving forward.
Walking the raw food path is an adventuresome journey, best chosen as a means to achieve abundant vibrant health, not simply as a temporary diet. And as many have pointed out, it’s not a religion, it’s a lifestyle. There are many avenues available to reach the destination— no one route is perfect, nor made for everyone.
Each good thing we do for ourselves is a step forward. Each green smoothie we incorporate into our daily diet is a boost for our bodies. Each whole foods choice we make, each processed food we avoid, keeps us moving forward. Moving forward is the key to our ultimate success.
Let’s not beat ourselves up for a lapse or think we can’t make a difference with a food choice. After almost 3 years of consciously going vegan and making most meals raw, I know there’s no magic to the process. Just keep moving forward, one meal at a time, one day at a time or one green smoothie at a time!
Gradually we gravitate towards the foods that give us the most energy. The foods that leave us satiated but not bloated, and we move from the crawling novice, to the adolescent who walks then runs. Many of us will never actually fly (All Raw / All the Time). But that’s okay. Love yourself, love what you’re doing. Keep moving forward while continuing to manifest . . .
Like fine wine, women grow better with thyme.
Joyce Wiatroski is the wit and wisdom found on the foodiefumblings blog. You can watch for her contributions on the Diva blog on Tuesdays.