Life can be hard and complex. So why is it that we often choose multiplicity over simplicity? Is more really better or can too many material possessions and commitments really become trappings?
We seem to complicate health and nutrition too, but go figure, "Mom Nature" has conveniently color coded her food for easy directions and use! It's like Garanimals! The food is telling us simply by it's color, what to eat to nurture and heal specific parts of our body. But the color isn't just for coding purposes, the color itself, can be the most nutritious part of the food. The red color in beets for instance, is called Lycopene, which is one of the most powerful antioxidants and plays an important role in preventing cancer and heart disease. Lycopene is a carotenoid and gives fruit and vegetables their red color. i.e.; tomatoes, beets, watermelon, guava, red peppers, grapefruit, etc.
Tissue Builder, Tissue Repair.
Liver Cleanser, Neutralizer, Detoxifier.
Stem Cells, Bone Marrow, Throat, Creativity.
Brain, Central Nervous System.
Intestines, Digestive Tract.
Lungs, Yin Energy,
Jing. Life Force Energy, Longevity.
So look no further and keep it simple stupid!
Sure, I love beautiful things and I'm excited by the opportunities in the physical world, but heading into my mid fifties I know my purpose on earth is not to accumulate more stuff or overextend myself to social situations and people that drain me, in order to to keep up appearances. Less really has become more! I credit that realization to my raw food evolution; clearing my mind, healing my body and opening my eyes and spirit to see and accept what is, and what is right in front of me.