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orchestra of minds

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"There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in." - Leonard Cohen
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The amount of lives that go to waste because of the factory farming industry destroys my heart.

<3 you babies
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"Awareness – the intimacy of our own Being – cannot be known as an object, such as a thought, feeling, sensation or perception, and yet in all of these it is Awareness alone that is truly known." - Rupert Spira

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Holistic Health and Disease Prevention

A key element of holistic health is the emphasis on disease prevention versus disease treatment. For optimal wellness, here are some key points from a lecture I just listened to, that may seem obvious to some, but are not commonly addressed in Western medicine (that is largely dictated by the multi-billion dollar pharmaceutical industry):

- Avoid synthetic chemicals and GMO’s in your food
- Eat certified organic fruits and vegetables that are free of pesticides, herbicides, and chemical fertilizers
- If you eat meat, eat meat from organically-raised animals free of hormones, antibiotics, and GMO’s
- Avoid fish laden with mercury
- Avoid artificial sweeteners
- Avoid refined sugars; the natural sugars in fresh fruits are good, but not the sugar added to fruit juices, canned fruit, and fruit-flavored yogurt (if you like yogurt, buy organic plain yogurt and add your own fresh fruit)
- Avoid refined grains, including white breads and pastas, white rice, white potatoes, many baked goods, chips, and almost all processed foods in boxes, bags, cans, cartons, and bottles (carbohydrate foods are converted to sugar once inside your body). You may eat organic whole grain flours that have not been brominated.
- Cancer thrives on sugar
- Avoid refined salts, such as common white table salt, which has been processed and bleached and is devoid of nutrients
- Avoid refined oils and any product whose label includes “partially hydrogenated oil”
- Fermented soy is the only form of soy that won’t do harm. Every non-fermented soybean food - including edamame, soy milk, and soy ingredients in processed foods is unhealthy and harmful to your body (Note: The soy industry is among the most profitable crops in the U.S., are the most GMO’d, and also one of the leading contributors to deforestation!)
- Many people are vitamin and mineral deficient in the following: Iodine, B12, magnesium, vitamin C, B1/Thiamine, D3, zinc, selenium, chromium, and potassium. Make sure to get enough of these for a strong immune system!
- Iodine is essential to every cell in your body - iodine deficiencies are associated with many forms of cancer (supplement with organic, nonradioactive iodine)

Herman Melville, Moby Dick
Kiyomitsu Saito
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"Your profession is not what brings home your weekly paycheck. Your profession is what you’re put here on earth to do, with such passion and such intensity that it becomes spiritual in calling." - Vincent Van Gogh
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"Give up defining yourself - to yourself or to others. You won’t die; you will come to life. Don’t be concerned with how others define you. When they define you, they are limiting themselves, so it’s their problem. Whenever you interact with people, don’t be there primarily as a function or a role, but as the field of conscious presence. You can only lose something that you have, but you cannot lose something that you are." - Eckhart Tolle, A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose
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