This section of the website is about what happens when someone takes weight loss into their own hands by learning about the 4 pillars of health and using them fully to lose weight and gain health. Anything in life can be an awakening I mean awakening in the sense that through studying what needs to be studied and making it all your own, it becomes a sacred practice towards bringing yourself into more wholeness. Any practice in life can be an awakening. The baseball greats, all had some incredible insightful things to say about life using the metaphor of baseball, the same goes with martial arts, and just about anything that requires practice to master.
I’d like you to consider the path to weight loss and health to become “your way,” one that through practice becomes a higher way towards improving yourself and making your health situation better. It can’t be an awakening by blindly following someone’s advice. The advice needs to be tested, vetted, experienced and then decided by you whether it works for you on all levels of being from physicial, emotional, to spiritual.
Awakening of this sort, is often painful in the beginning because we learn to look squarely at ourselves and in the beginning it isn’t a pretty sight. But once we clear out all the misconceptions, the desire for cookie cutter solutions, and start gaining the strength to rely on ourselves, this path becomes the easier one.
There is a wonderful story in the Talmud that explains this very well.
“Said Rabbi Yehoshua ben Chananiah: “Once a child got the better of me.”
“I was traveling, and I met with a child at a crossroads. I asked him, ‘which way to the city?’ and he answered: ‘This way is short and long, and this way is long and short.’
“I took the ‘short and long’ way. I soon reached the city but found my approach obstructed by gardens and orchards. So I retraced my steps and said to the child: ‘My son, did you not tell me that this is the short way?’ Answered the child: ‘Did I not tell you that it is also long?'”
(Talmud, Eruvin 53b)”
The world offers you what appears to be shortcuts but in fact it is the long way often with a path through heartbreak and deception. What this website offers is the opposite, a path that may appear longer at first but in the end is a shorter way. If the elements of what I have written here resonate with you – sign up for my newsletter and it will my pleasure to guide you on this journey.