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The best advice on diet ever!

I love Eckhart Tolle! In fact, I could pimp his teachings all day.  Scratch that, I do pimp his teachings all day! If you're one of my friends or a family member, The Power of Now is required reading. Just kidding......actually I'm not ;)

In a recent newsletter from the Tolle group, I read a communication exchange on the subject of diet between a reader of Tolle's and Tolle himself. I found it  so valuable and right on the money that I HAD to post it here.

Dear Eckhart,

I am a devoted listener of your words and the space in between them. I along with many others I know are wondering what kind of food diet you recommend in assisting our realization of present moment? Strictly vegetarian or are animal products ok?

Namaste,
Seth Leaf
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Eckhart's Answer: I recommend listening to the body.  When you look at a food item (or imagine ingesting it) become still and alert.  You will then feel the body either opening up (saying “yes”) or you may notice a slight contraction, which means the body is saying “no”.  The body knows more about food than your mind ever will.

For a great introductory on Eckhart's teachings I highly recommend this pdf essay titled, The One Thing.

Comments

Rogier

'When you look at a food item (or imagine ingesting it) become still and alert. You will then feel the body either opening up (saying “yes”) or you may notice a slight contraction, which means the body is saying “no”'

Seriously wtf is that??! You found THAT to be on the money. How bout you don't eat for a week and then look at some Krispy Cream donuts, don't worry, 'your body' will say hell frickin yeah. Your body wants to get fat.. your body wants to eat products with a lot of fat, because they're high in calories. In nature our goal was to ingest as much food as we could, because there just wasn't enough food, so you could afford to waste any. Wanna know what's good for you? Then educate yourself a little and show some will power.

correction: couldn't afford to waste any

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