Last Wednesday's teleseminar with Chris Brisson was a lot of fun. I got to talk to a lot of new people, and, more important, I got to talk to many of chiDiet.com’s customers, and answer their questions. Yes, there's a recording of the show; I'll post a link to it in the newsletter and on my blog once I get it from Chris.
We didn't get to all of the questions. Here are two that I didn't address:
Michael asked: “If you had to choose one book about
Living Foods, which would it be?”
Jan asked: “If you could live anywhere, where would you live and why?”
I’ll answer both questions with quotations from the only book I’ve read completely four times. Oh, there are other books I’ve picked up more often – the Bible, Dictionary, Encyclopedia, Engineering handbooks – but these quotes are from the only book I’ve read cover-to-cover four times - Walden, by Thoreau:
“Having been my own butcher and scullion and cook, as well as the gentleman for whom the dishes were served up, I can speak from an unusually complete experience. The practical objection to animal food in my case was its uncleaness; and besides, when I had caught and cleaned and cooked and eaten my fish, they seemed not to have fed me essentially. It was insignificant and unnecessary, and cost more than it came to. A little bread or a few potatoes would have done as well, with less trouble and filth. Like many of my contemporaries, I had rarely for many years used animal food, or tea, or coffee, etc.; not so much because of any ill effects which I had traced to them, as because they were not agreeable to my imagination.”
I especially appreciate Thoreau's comment that (paraphrased), “It matters not who owns this land, as long as I can sit here and enjoy it.”
“If the day and the night are such that you greet them with joy, and life emits a fragrance like flowers and sweet-scented herbs, is more elastic, more starry, more immortal, -- that is your success. All nature is your congratulation, and you have cause momentarily to bless yourself. The greatest gains and values are farthest from being appreciated. We easily come to doubt if they exist. We soon forget them. They are the highest reality. Perhaps the facts most astounding and most real are never communicated by man to man. The true harvest of my daily life is somewhat as intangible and indescribable as the tints of morning or evening. It is a little star-dust caught, a segment of the rainbow which I have clutched.”
Walden, by Henry David Thoreau
- I got my current copy from Amazon.com for under $3.
My favorite living foods video is Greens Can Save Your Life, by Victoria Boutenko: http://chidiet.com/tapes.htm#v64. We just received a shipment of 500, so order lots of them! <g>