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.
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?
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.