June 24, 2008
Hidden Birthday Dangers
Today is my 41st birthday. Picture of Roger Haeske 6.24.08
Let me tell you a story about what happened to me today. You see a friend of mine wanted to celebrate with me. He called me yesterday to schedule something to do on my birthday. But I told him I wasn't sure if I'd have time to do any kind of birthday celebration today.
You see I had a lot of work to do and impending deadlines. And I also wanted to play tennis. So I didn't see how I would have time for any kind of special birthday celebration.
And why should I? Virtually each day and each moment is a birthday for me.
I'm happy working. I'm happy going outside. I'm happy exercising. I'm happy with the foods I eat.
Each day for me and even each moment brings me great pleasure.
So why should I need some kind of special birthday celebration when virtually every moment I experience is full of joy?
Then I got to thinking about my birthdays as a kid. They were really big days for me. Why would my birthday be so great if my other days were also great? But in fact, my others days weren't all so great and a big part of that was caused by the crappy Standard American Diet I was eating.
Are you starting to see the hidden point I'm trying to drive at here? As a kid I wasn't as happy with my life as I am now as an adult. I love my life now but then life was about the next meal or the next big event. The next present, the next T.V. program or the next video game.
I didn't enjoy or appreciate the little things. I needed one stimulation after another to be happy.
When people eat cooked foods their system gets stimulated. It's like taking a drug. You literally get a change in emotional state.
The problem with drugs is that you only feel good while you are under their influence. You forgoe the long lasting natural high for the momentary artificial high.
This is same exact thing happens to people who eat cooked food.
You live for the moment, instead for each and every moment.
Life becomes much worse for you and yet you can't see it. You need all sorts of things outside of yourself to be happy.
A birthday party now would not make me any happier than I already am. So why do I need it?
Every day is a joyous celebration for me.
If you want that kind of life, you have to eat a simple raw food diet to begin with. But of course there are a number of other factors. You have to understand freedom principles. You need to master yourself which is the types of things I've been teaching for years at Superbeing.com, this blog and many of my other websites.
Its very important to spend time doing what you love. Then you feel like you're expressing yourself and that is a tremendous internal release of pleasure. Just as I get pleasure by writing this and other articles.
If you can eat raw and do what you love for a living then you've officially entered retirement. The work you do becomes pleasurable.
Heck if you eat raw and do some of the other things needed to produce a natural high then even mundane things like changing cat litter and house cleaning can be pleasurable.
So I propose that we stop giving kids birthday parties with all of the stimulating and drugged up foods like cake, soda, chips, pizza and cookies. Stop giving your kids momentary pleasure when they could be experiencing a lifetime of continuous pleasure.
I could just as well call the Raw Food Diet the Pleasure Diet. And maybe I will from now on. Because it turns life on Earth into a paradise. I'm not kidding about this. I don't know how to explain it but life can be such a joy in every moment.
That is the way life is supposed to be, but if you eat cooked foods and don't do vigorous exercise you forfeit life's greatest pleasures.
If you want happy kids and happy adults, they should be eating 100% raw and not only that but an Optimal Raw Food Diet. One in which you aren't using lots of spices, salt and garlic. And certainly not a lot of dehydrated crackers and fancy shmancy Hollywood raw food diet recipes.
Because those substances are stimulants too. They make you crave your next meal instead of being in paradise all day long.
Many years ago I had to do a spiritual exercise to get a natural high. If I felt stress at work, I'd want to take a break and do my spiritual exercise like a mantra or visualization.
But since eating raw I don’t need to do that anymore. I feel the high almost all of the time now.
Of course, the kind of physical body weight exercises I do also plays a large role in this. You're not going to feel that incredible high if you don't move and work your body. It just won't happen. You can't just eat raw, you also need to exercise, it's vitally important.
Exercise is another tool for creating a lasting natural high. You don't have to do it every moment either. If you eat raw and do daily vigorous exercise, the natural high can stay with you all day long. You can even wake up to it as I do.
Eating raw, vigorous exercise and doing what you love all tie in with living in your own personal paradise all day long.
So what would you rather have, happiness for a few minutes per day while you eat or happiness all day long including your raw food meals?
To Your Radiant Health, Happiness, Fitness and Freedom, Roger Haeske