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Mental Clutter – 16 January 2008
Yesterday I wrote about Brendan Brazier’s book The Thrive Diet –
The Whole Food Way to Lose Weight, Reduce Stress, and Stay Healthy for
Life. I found his chapter titled “Reduce Stress to Increase
Vitality” especially important, since the proponents of most diets
fail to make the connection between the foods eaten and stress. They
also fail to address and come up with a real solution to cravings.
Brendan Brazier’s analysis of the negative effect that mental clutter
caused by food cravings has on the brain’s ability to function at its
full potential is brilliant. Concerning mental clutter, he goes on to
relate this anecdote:
“Albert Einstein was rumored to have worn the same clothes every day.
His reasoning was simple: He didn’t want to have to think about
what to wear. Einstein knew that he needed his brain to focus on his
ground-breaking work, not day-to-day living. It has also been reported
that, for the same reason, Einstein purposely did not remember his phone
number – just more mental clutter.”
Here’s something I wrote a while back that I think relates to getting
rid of mental clutter:
By Mary T. Hoffman
I never thought I’d live to see
Myself embrace simplicity:
A lifestyle free of worldly woe
(I’ve let the little “gremlins” go).
Now full of joy and worry-free,
It’s taken years to just be me!
Stronger now, by far, in health,
A vegan life confers a wealth
Of benefits so real, so vast,
Its promises have been surpassed:
Each day is brighter than the last!
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No! I see all the beauty of God's creation and I'm joyful. At the
same time, I see all the suffering and corruption going on in the
world, and feel called to help expose and end it so that we may have true
peace and compassion.
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