Week three of our journey to "being." The third sign that we are occupying the "doing" mode vs. the "being" mode is that we are constantly problem solving and deciding. Working out what action to take, and tracing the possible consequences of that action. For example, trying to decide whether to buy those shoes, whether to go to the grocery store or what action to take when faced with a negative comment. Instead, the route to "being" is passivity. Not making decisions, planning or problem-solving. Just sitting and accepting what unfolds before you. No judgement.
Our second sign that you are in the "doing" mode is that you engage in self-criticism. Taking a critical stance in your inner dialogue with yourself-berating yourself for your errors. Thinking that you should be more tolerant, proactive, or productive. Try to move toward the "being" mode of acceptance. Not engaging in a critical or disappointed dialogue with yourself, and being compassionate with yourself whenever you unintentionally think of any kind of error you've made. Check next week for the third sign of "doing", problem-solving and deciding.
Which one are you? Do you know the signs and symptoms of each? Over the next few weeks we will explore what it means to be a human BEING and the pitfalls of a becoming a human DOING. Each week there will be a very brief definition of one of the signs of what it is to be in the "doing" mode versus the "being" mode. The first sign that you are in the "doing" mode is that you place judgement on what you believe you "should" have done or what "should" have happened. You spend time wondering if you've said or done the right thing. Non-judgement is the place of "being". Not measuring what happens or has happened against what should be happening or should have happened. "Should" thinking has no place here. Next week we will look at how self-criticism keeps you from living in the moment.
The primary function of a one day cleanse is just that, to cleanse the body. Most people find, however, the the program leaves them feeling emotionally and mentally clearer. During this day you need to drink at least one to two litres of hot water to aid in the removal of toxins. The daily meal plan is as follows:
Breakfast-before 7 a.m. and to consist of stewed fruit such as apples, prunes and dates with cinnamon, cardamon and fresh root ginger in any combination. Consume warm.
Hot herbal tea throughout the day between meals will help the elimination process and ease hunger pains.
Lunch-between noon and 1 p.m. Large bowl of Peya soup or clear vegetable broth. One piece of dry toast if hunger is still present.
Mid-afternoon-3 p.m. 1 cup of warm water with 2 teaspoons of honey if hungry. One piece of dry toast can also be eaten slowly.
Dinner-more soup with one piece of dry toast if very hungry.
No more food to be consumed until the next morning. The day following your cleanse avoid hard cheese, red meat and alcohol.
There you have it! Easy peasy!! Message me if you would like more information and recipe about Peya Soup.
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