my natural self


Blog Worthy?
September 8, 2007, 5:22 am
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Blog culture has exploded and who has time to read all these blogs? Some of my best friends who happen to be much better writers and probably better things to comment on than I, have blogs that go unread by me. I have an excuse though: I’m a nursing student and don’t have a lot of spare time. So, why on earth should someone like me who thinks most blogs are difficult to read through, start a blog and perpetuate this unfolding massive cultural movement of virtual self expression? Well, this is all part of an experiment. Rather, the documentation of all the things I do for the sake of achieving truly natural, healthy and well rounded life.

Although I live in Los Angeles, I am interested in living a natural lifestyle. That may sound ridiculous to some but I happen to like the best of both the urban and the rural worlds. Being that I can’t afford both a sustainable organic farm right now and a condo in the city, I have to do the best I can while living in my small apartment in Santa Monica. Meaning, I shop at farmer’s markets, I buy organic, I exercise, I’m a raw food vegan, I meditate, I do yoga, I’m getting an education, I’m connected with what is socially going on as far as our food supply, Codex alimentarius, race, gender, economics, etc. Sounds pretty good, right? Well, I do my best and that’s the choice I’ve made with my life. HOWEVER, the fact of the matter is that like every other human walking the planet, I am inherently flawed. I fail, I get up, I fail again… and so it goes.

So what is this experiment? I want to document the decisions I make in regards to food, exercise, love, friendship, education, spirituality, environment and anything else that comes up for a year and then see how I feel depending on the choices I make. I want to document my failures and victories and see what led me to either end point. There are countless books out there that try and teach us how to think, live and relate. The self help movement is brilliant but it’s all theory until we start to practice things. And the truth is that each of us has to find our own truths; we have to determine what the best mediums are for our minds, spirits and bodies. We have to see the correlations in our judgments and see the patterns in our thinking so that we have the opportunity to personally change what is not serving our highest good.

I invite you to read this blog over the next year and learn with me about what it means to live a lifestyle that is as natural as possible in one of the world’s most polluted cities. I’m prepared to do some interesting things and see what kind of impact they have on my thinking, feeling and spiritual connection (mind, body, spirit). I look forward to suggestions, critiques or any interaction.

Sat Nam.

Truth is my identity and I call upon the eternal Truth that resides in all of us



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June 16, 2007, 5:53 am
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