It’s not just what you eat but how you eat it

If you drank 5 beers in 1 hour you would probably be pretty intoxicated.  If you drank the same 5 beers over the course of a day then you’d be a lot better off in terms of drunkenness and body functions.  The same goes for eating.  If you had 5 donuts in 1 hour it would do much more harm to your body than if you  ate those donuts over the course of the whole day.

Your body needs to detoxify.  If you don’t give it time to detoxify then it reacts negatively.  In the case of the donuts your blood sugar would skyrocket, you would be promoting more fat storage and it would cause more inflammation.  Maybe next time, instead of eating 1 donut a day you can cut it into 3 pieces and eat it for dessert after every meal.  Why can I not see that happening?  Mmmmm.. donuts.

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Merry Christmas…whatever

I’m not one for the Christmas spirit for some reason.  I just think it’s a bunch of crock.  People going insane buying useless shit for other people so the recipients of these gifts can pretend they like it.  You might as well just give people money so they can at least buy the crap they want.  Then again, if you’re going to just give money, everyone might as well not give anything and buy themselves what they want.  Ya, that sounds like a better plan.  Buy yourself Christmas presents.

Anyway, I hope you all feel like a winner this time of year.  But if you don’t, just remember that there is no such idea as winners and losers anyway.  Winning and losing is just an imaginary gauge.  You’re a loser if you think you’re a winner.  You’re a loser if you think you’re a loser but you can’t lose if you’re not playing.

If you believe it’s healthy then it is

How do you we decipher what is healthy and what is not?  Pretty much from the information we get from the “experts” or information that has been popular for decades.  We don’t even question it or think about it.  Milk?  It does the body good, strong bones, teeth and a bunch of other things.  Milk is bullshit.  How would you get milk if you couldn’t buy it from the store?  Would you suck it from a cow and would the cow let you suck it?  Are there any other adult mammals drinking milk?

But you need milk to help prevent osteoporosis? Apparently the nations that consume the most dairy have the highest rates of osteoporosis.  Just because milk contains calcium doesn’t mean your body can absorb it in that form.  Our bodies only work well with natural food sources.  I hate it when people think milk is natural but I guess it’s not their fault.  Even if cows and milk weren’t pumped with shit hormones it still wouldn’t be natural to humans.

I used to feel guilty about eating more than a few eggs a week cause of the whole cholesterol thing but now that I don’t believe it I no longer feel the guilt.  I guess it’s all in the mind just like with everything else in life.  If you feel sadness or discontent with your life on enough days then you have to look to improve the internal and not the external.  External being money, people, job, accomplishments, fitting in, etc.  Internal being your perceptions, beliefs, ego, thoughts, etc.

It’s super difficult to change the internal.  Often you have to strip away everything you think is important to you, the things that make you, you.  I can honestly say I couldn’t do this.  It had to be forced upon me.  If the devil even has a hold of even an ounce of you then you will never be free.

Now

It’s really hard to be angry, depressed or have any other negative feeling when all you are thinking about is now.  No past, no future just your current and exact  moment.  The person I hate isn’t in this room with me.  The crap I have to put up with at work does not exist at this present moment.  No regrets and no anxiety.  I guess it’s like meditation and I guess it works.

Like a Drug

Seems to me all things bad for you are very similar to drugs.  Your mind can tell you that you want something for whatever reason and you go and chase it.  Once you get it you find a temporary high or enjoyment.  It doesn’t last.  You want more or something else.  You know it’s bad for you and you think about dropping it altogether.  You do it again and you have a change of heart.   You get tired of the negative lifestyle.  One day it’s finally out of your life and you see life in a whole new light.  You’re born again.

People, your ego and mislead ambitions can all do this to you.  Life’s a mind game.  The less negativity in your mind the better chance you’ll have of winning.

Eckhart Tolle

At first sight this guy seems weird but after you get to know what he is about you begin to admire him but still think he’s kind of weird.  His teachings have helped me in my journey of spiritual enlightenment.  Man, I sound like a hippie and a few years ago I’d be looking at myself funny and thinking I was a nutzoid.  Did I just make up another word?

He’s not like Tony Robbins who is a motivational teacher.  Eckhart Tolle teaches how to end the misery in your life by making you realize it’s all in the mind.  Tony Robbins shows you how to achieve your ambitions or at least what you tell yourself your ambitions are.

I’m currently reading his first book, “The Power of Now” and I highly recommend it.  However, you have to realize your way of thinking is not working for you to be really able to benefit from his teachings.  I watched a DVD from one of his seminars and read his column in this free publication but that was at a time where I was still engaged in my brainwashed life.  I sort of believed what he had to say but just like any good quote or advice I was exposed to, I forgot about it in 5 minutes and went back to my life of mental conformity.

This guy isn’t out to be the next rockstar spiritual teacher.  He really just wants to show everyone the way.  He’s highly praised by Oprah and also Jim Carrey is a follower of his teachings.  Those names may not mean anything to you but in case it does, there you go.

Moshi Moshi

I’ve been in Tokyo, Japan for the last 1o days.  It’s freaking amazing!  They definitely have a culture of their own.  The workers in any field are so polite.  When you buy something from 7-11 they treat you like you bought a new car off them.  It makes me want to be more polite at my job.

In my little mind I figure the concept is that most Japanese work really  hard for their money so if they come into your place to spend money you should show how grateful you are.  If that’s not the main reason than it should be at least a reason.

Sometimes when a person travels to a less advanced world they come back more appreciative of their life.  I feel this way now after visiting Japan which is more advanced technologically than probably the rest of the world.  Everyone works so much longer and harder than people in the western world but I’m sure we complain a lot more than they do.  Well, I do anyway.  I think we got it ok here but I will still complain.  You’re welcome.

After my trip to Tokyo I can get a sense of why we’re so amazed by their city and why they would be in awe of a city like Vancouver.  I nearly pissed my pants with excitement by all their lights, culture and advanced technology while they would wet themselves seeing all the mountains, parks and tall white people.  There’s not a lot of grass on the ground in Tokyo.  It’s so much concrete and buildings and not the kind of open space we’re used to at the many parks North America has.  You’ll see the odd bush but even then it’s pretty sparse.  Like a bush dying of cancer.

The more graphic the figure the more expensive.  39,800 yen is about $400 in US dollars.  Lots of boys and men go to these places.  I think they collect.

Japanese Donuts: Donuts and other sweets are very popular in Tokyo. The ones you see here are like $4 to $5 donuts. An American was telling me how he couldn’t believe how Japan made better donuts than America. Well, he said “better than the western world” but he hesitated before he said “western world.”

Ginza is a high class district in Tokyo. Nice shops, restaurants and lights.

Another image of Ginza

Inside a train just outside of Tokyo around 7pm on a weekday.

“Our culture tends to reward personal sacrifice instead of personal productivity.”