As most know I am a big time carnivore. I have been following a "Paleo Diet" for over a year now. You know, the "Caveman Diet"? I hate fads but it seems that my eating like this just so happens to prelude the big boom of it. Damn it. I hate being lumped under a category. It doesn't sway me from eating the way I do, seeing as it is what has cured me of MS symptoms and made me so much stronger. Stronger than I have ever been and it has crossed over into the soulfulness that is me.
That having been said, the fad is making it more and more difficult to see how others are eating in the same manner, and working out like me, and are making it all about money. I HATE THAT. Wait, do you understand what I am saying? I HATE THAT. Why does money have to interfere with so much? It takes something so simple and starts to destroy it.
I have a budget that I have to live off of. I have two adults, three children, and two dogs that I must feed every day. 7 days a week. 365 days a year. Sometimes I am able to do local and organic food but not always. I also can't afford to join a gym to help build strength in my muscles. My money is spent on my food and other things my family needs. It's amazing how I am able to work my muscles for free and feed my entire family every day on a limited amount of money. To some it may seem like a lot, like me, but it might not seem like a lot for those that claim you need it to achieve it ALL.
I don't need to belong to the latest big weighted gym or buy the latest bar or meat in a package. I lift a sandbag (a gift from a friend) at my house, as well as my own body weight (amazing tool we have already built in) and walk around the neighborhood, zoo, etc. I meditate in my own home and listen to my heart. I have a set amount of money each month to buy food for the humans and dogs of our house and that's it. I'm o.k. with that. I like it like that. It doesn't complicate things. It keeps them simple. Simple is good. It allows me to do other things I like. It also makes me think about what I REALLY want. Less noise and stuff comes into my life.
Everyone has their own way of doing things, I get that, but it is frustrating to think that spending money and doing this and that are what some say we need to equal greater success than those that don't do this and that. The biggest thing of life is to make yourself a better person, inside and out, so that will in turn make this life a greater life to live. I don't think money should be the top priority to make that happen. A friend of mine, Dave Parsons, is one living example at how successful and how happy one can be when we don't worry so much about the money part and follow our heart and do the work ourselves. I also watched a video today that spoke exactly what I was feeling. It IS possible to be happy on little money and be successful doing it. Less harm to one another and less harm to the Earth.