I found this on the back page of Spirituality & Health magazine in the May-June 2012 issue. It features food wizard Kris Carr. She writes in her new book Crazy Sexy Diet: Eat Your Veggies, Ignite Your Spark, and Live Like You Mean It!:
“Health is more than just the absence of disease. It is the presence of vitality. Health is freedom from obstruction; it’s living in a harmonious way that creates both inner and outer peace. Change the menu. Rewrite the recipe, and break your bad eating habits before they break you. The perception that optimum well-being is beyond your reach enables you to avoid taking responsibility for your lifestyle choices. But when you focus on what you consume—literally (food and drink) and figuratively (thoughts, ideas, gossip, bad reality TV)—your world transforms at the deepest level. Saying yes to yourself creates an auspicious shift in other areas of your life. A new job, passion, or cause presents itself. An abandoned dream gets a second shot. Fulfilling relationships replace one-way streets. A health issue stabilized and in some cases reverses. One thing is certain: gorgeous you will glimmer, inside and out.”
Beautiful prose, no? The sentence that, of course, grabbed me was the one about health creating both inner and outer peace.
Most of us think of peace as being a sort of environmental thing. It’s place-related. Much of my work as an inner peace activist has been, as its goal, to change peace from a place-related idea to a being-related experience.
Kris Carr, of “Crazy Sexy Revolution” fame, is helping to create peace one mouthful at a time. Check out the back page of Spirituality & Health. Even the photo of her in her kitchen includes a peace sign.
By Susan Corso | For spiritual nourishment, please visit www.susancorso.com