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Organic Food vs. Organic Thoughts

Organic Food vs. Organic Thoughts

As you probably know by now, I am pretty fanatical and passionate about organic food. It is what I love. It has a superior taste to conventionally-grown food.  Also, it is best for my health, the farmers’ health and the planet. Given that I am so concerned about what I put into my body and […]

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As you probably know by now, I am pretty fanatical and passionate about organic food. It is what I love. It has a superior taste to conventionally-grown food.  Also, it is best for my health, the farmers’ health and the planet.

Given that I am so concerned about what I put into my body and my overall health, I have been thinking about this topic a lot lately: organic food vs. organic thoughts.

So, what do I mean by this?

Organic food is clearly the best food for me and is critical to good health. There is no doubt about that. However, when I have negative thoughts, feelings of guilt or doubt, or start beating myself up for a variety of reasons, is that negating the benefits of my organic food habit?

I wish the answer were that cut and dry where I could say “yes” or “no”. Food is very tangible. I can see what I am putting into my mouth and the ramifications are quite clear. Eating fast-food or conventional, fried, GMO-food makes me feel sluggish, disgusting and pretty horrible. I know what to eat and what not to eat, have great control over my diet, and am certain that organic food is the most nutritious food a person can consume.

However, when negative thoughts poison my mind, it is not super-easy to turn them around into positive ones. Shutting off the negative chatter is much, much harder than cutting off the junk food (even though I don’t eat junk food) yet doing so is essential for my health as well.

One movie that changed my life forever was What the Bleep Do We Know and was one of the three things that helped me recover from 11 years of Prozac. And, what that movie taught me was the power of our thoughts. Before seeing that film, I never realized that our thoughts impact our reality. My negative thoughts are not only attracting negative things into my life but they are incredibly detrimental to my health on a cellular level.

Are my destructive thoughts negating all of the good, organic food that I am putting into my body? It is impossible to know for sure but they are absolutely not helping.

However, what this conversation that I’ve been having with myself has done is raise my awareness about the effect of these thoughts and the impact that they are having on my health, from both a good and bad perspective. It is something that I have known for a long time but is a good reminder and keeps me in check.

Health is so important to me that anytime one of these poisonous thoughts comes into my head, I am going to think of this blog post to get me back on the right track.

Just as clean food is critical to our health, so are clean thoughts. I want both of them working for me instead of one canceling out the other.

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On a related note, I recently read a fantastic book by Dr. Maxwell Maltz called Psycho-Cybernetics. He was among the country’s first plastic surgeons and realized that changing a person’s physical appearance did not do much to change the way they felt about themselves. Dr. Maltz believed that it all started from the image that a person had of themselves. Turning around a person’s self-image was the essential first step to improving a person’s life, before surgery or before positive thinking.

His book is very compelling, it has helped me a lot and I suggest it strongly. Here is some rare footage of an interview with him on YouTube.


2 Comments

  • Max Goldberg says:

    Hi Helena,

    Thanks so much!!!! The fact that it was your favorite post means a lot to me and says a lot about you. As I mentioned, What the Bleep Do We Know had a HUGE impact on my life and helped me turn things around when I went off of Prozac. While I will never give up organic food, the power of our thoughts cannot be underestimated.

    That Maxwell Maltz book really resonated with me because it wasn’t just thinking positive thoughts. It was about being conscious about how you view yourself. This was a very fresh perspective.

    Thanks for the Esther and Jerry Hicks suggestion and I’ve been meditating since college – Transcendental Meditation. I can’t live without it!!!!

    I really appreciate your feedback, input and interest in my site. Have a fantastic weekend!!!!

    Live well,
    Max

  • Helena says:

    This might be my favorite blog entry of yours so far – simply because part of what you say resonates with my beliefs regarding the power of thoughts.
    Thank you for your openness. You’re clearly passionate about organic food and believe in its benefits so for sure your whole being is benefiting when you eat food that you believe is the best food for you.

    At one point in time I believed that eating organic food was the best thing I could do for myself. Now I know for sure that thinking positive thoughts is the best thing I can do for myself. Keep eating well & taking care of your physical wellbeing coz it translates to other aspects of your life too. Regarding the negative thoughts – it’s totally possible to grow into a positive thinker. I recommend reading The Vortex by Esther & Jerry Hicks. That book totally resonated with me & helped me let go of some flawed premises I’d had my whole life that were the cause of negative thinking…

    When you find yourself in a negative thought pattern, there are a few things you can try to do…1. stop thinking about that and think about other things that make you happy (don’t let yourself think about this certain topic if it’s upsetting you) 2. take a moment to pause and think what it is you really want, then focus on that. for example if someone has just been rude to you, you can shift focus and think about politeness & how good it feels when people are thoughtful etc… 3. you can allow yourself to feel the negativity for a little bit without judging yourself (the self judgement is not a kool thing)…then make time to journal and find a perspective on the topic that feels better for you…

    Meditation is another way to raise your vibration so that you’re attracting more wellness into your life…

    You’re definitely doing well & just by being aware of your thoughts, you’re making progress. Thanks for sharing. Your post reminds me of how we’re all connected coz I understand a lot of what you’re pondering.

    Have a great rest-of-the weekend!

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