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Clean Yourself Up

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Clean Yourself Up

Ah, itís a beautiful Saturday in LA. Iím now on day 6 of 21 days of cleansing/detox. Will I make it? I think I will. A week before my Vegas trip last week, I started reading Clean by Alejandro Junger. Itís been 30 years since I fell in love with reading books. And of the hundreds of books Iíve read; only about 25 of them have left a lifelong lasting impression. Alejandroís book is now one of them. Itís changed my perspective on eating and the habits revolved around it. Itís not that I wonít now be eating burgers and stuff, but Iíll think twice about what I put into my body.

While doing this clean program, Iíve thought about Gandhi. He not only fasted as a way of protest, but he was a vegan, before being vegan became almost fashionable. Though I didnít enjoy his biography much, it did leave me wondering about manís ability to fast and above all our willpower to survive. The piece featured here is in Gandhiís honor. He changed our world and inspired great leaders in Nelson Mandela and Martin Luther King.

The first couple of days were a bit tough especially with not having my morning coffee and walking while drinking it. The ritual was the toughest. This morning I went for a 2 hour walk and it wasnít too bad. I ended up finding tons of stickers on the street from our local LA artist. Iíve already added them to my scrapbook. I, of course, left a few of my own out on the streets of my beloved city. This newfound project has brought so much joy in my life. It reminded me that I used to collect junky stickers when I was a kid. And the best part is that I found a large sticker that read, "Eat Good, Poop Good." It was little sign from God to keep going with this clean program.

Indian guru Sri Sathya Sai Baba said, ďKrishna insisted on outer cleanliness and inner cleansing. Clean clothes and clean minds are an ideal combination.Ē Iíd have to add a clean body as well, inside and out. But if all this is to be true, I must now do some laundry and a little house cleaning.
Ö and maybe a nap and warm bath.

Keep Clean, Carry on.

Happy Saurday.