Another great post by Nate Miyaki. You want to know about food and health? Read Nate’s stuff. He knows.
…any wage I had asked of life
It reminds me of the mindset I know I must sustain to keep my on the path to pursue my dreams, no matter how difficult it becomes to stay on that rocky road. Perseverance is essential and self-confidence is non-negotiable.
After all of my research it seems there is only one kind of food that can make you fat: Too much.
Native American Heritage Month: 'To Those Who Carry the Blood,' a Poem by Richard Walker - ICTMN.com
Richard Walker, Mexican/Yaqui, is a newspaper editor in Kitsap County, Washington, as well as a correspondent for Indian Country Today Media Network. In honor of Native American Heritage Month, ICTMN is reprinting selected poems from his chapbook, The Journey Home (Red Bird Chapbooks, 2012, www.redbirdchapbooks.com).
To Those Who Carry the Blood
Let us lift our hands to all those who carry the blood …
The fair-skinned woman with light-brown hair
who wears the paint
and dances the dances
her great-grandmother danced.
The woman of 1/16th blood who
lives the teachings
Click here to read the full article. Below is an excerpt:
Ego is always shaken, always in search of food, that somebody should appreciate it. That’s why you continuously ask for attention.
You get the idea of who you are from others.
It is not a direct experience.
It is from others that you get the idea of who you are. They shape your center. This center is false, because you carry your real center. That is nobody’s business. Nobody shapes it.
You come with it.
You are born with it.
So you have two centers. One center you come with, which is given by existence itself. That is the self. And the other center, which is created by the society, is the ego. It is a false thing - and it is a very great trick. Through the ego the society is controlling you. You have to behave in a certain way, because only then does the society appreciate you. You have to walk in a certain way; you have to laugh in a certain way; you have to follow certain manners, a morality, a code. Only then will the society appreciate you, and if it doesn’t, you ego will be shaken. And when the ego is shaken, you don’t know where you are, who you are.
The others have given you the idea.
That idea is the ego.
Try to understand it as deeply as possible, because this has to be thrown. And unless you throw it you will never be able to attain to the self. Because you are addicted to the center, you cannot move, and you cannot look at the self.
This past spring I had the spectacular opportunity to work with a strength coach I have long admired and respected--Jason Ferruggia. I was a test subject for a new workout/diet program he was developing with his fantastic wife Jen Ferruggia . With their help I achieved my dream body (six-pack included) and cannot thank them enough for having such a tremendous impact on my life, in many more ways than just physically. Bikini Body Workouts is now available and they used one of my progress photos on the website! The photo above is actually me only about halfway through.
My final results you can see here ====> http://instagram.com/p/ZebW_4TTlU/
I also kept a partial video diary of my progress during the last half of the program. You can see that below: