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18843Re: Hidden Benefits and Organic Leanings

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  • sharani_sharani
    Oct 4, 2006
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      Hi David,
      Tell us more about your Yahoo user ID if you're inspired. Is this your
      religious background? I grew up Baptist and find it interesting that
      when I was baptised as a teenager it was indeed a very powerful and
      sacred moment in my life. The whole idea of it was that one should be
      old enough to be aware and making the choice to be baptised rather
      than doing it as an infant like in other Christian denominations. In
      my case, the whole preparation process was a time of religious
      yearning in my life that was otherwise not the norm during my growing
      up years.

      By the way, once you fix your member preferences to no email it will
      spare you much spamming. It's definitely the way to go with being in a
      Yahoo discussion group.

      With warm welcome,

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      > What a wonderful story! I too have a tendency to be reserved and
      > reticent.In times when I have been put in situations where I am
      > forced to interact with total strangers, I have come away feeling
      > enriched by these encounters and wondering why I tried to avoid them
      > in the first place.
      > David
      > --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, sharani_sharani
      > <no_reply@> wrote:
      > >
      > > Recently I was helping out with a major postering effort to
      > advertise
      > > some meditation workshops to be given in our area. With no
      > irreverence
      > > intended, :-) I'm calling it integral postering. The first postering
      > > ingredient in a state without much public transit is gas in the car.
      > > How funny then that as I pulled into the gas station, the car ahead
      > of
      > > me had all these spiritual and new age bumper stickers. With my
      > radar
      > > on, I watched the car circle around the supermarket parking lot only
      > > to pull up at the pump on the other side of me. Of course, I had to
      > > share a flyer with the driver of this car even though I was across
      > the
      > > state line from the workshop location at that moment. She was also a
      > > commuter and didn't live all that far from the class location.
      > >
      > > Feeling this was an auspicious beginning to my efforts, I enjoyed
      > > extending the theme of combining efforts and integrating the task
      > into
      > > the rest of my routine. One of my friends had just read the book
      > > "Natural Cures 'They' Don't Want You to Know About" by Kevin Trudeau
      > > which was on the American bestseller lists for a long time and from
      > > reading the book she is now a convert to eating organic foods and
      > > avoiding processed foods. It took me a while to crack open the book
      > > myself or seriously warm up to the notion but even a brief
      > experiment
      > > in eating only organic foods (avoiding high fructose corn syrup,
      > trans
      > > fats, preservatives, artificial flavors and colors) has me somewhat
      > > astounded in the radical difference I feel in my physical wellbeing.
      > >
      > > Over the years I've been on all manner of diets and cleansing
      > routines
      > > but somehow had never before tried one with the angle of all-
      > organic.
      > > Since processed food in America is loaded with chemicals, etc., it
      > can
      > > be quite taxing on one's health. Now what does organic food have to
      > do
      > > with postering? Well stay with me now...
      > >
      > > Postering in neighborhoods that I hadn't been to in a long time
      > > revealed new and interesting shops. In Federal Hill, the famous
      > > Italian section of Providence, I discovered a new shop that
      > > specializes in organic and natural foods Italian style. I delighted
      > in
      > > buying some of their freshly made organic pasta and managed to eat a
      > > healthy take-out meal from their cafe/deli while out all day
      > > postering. I slowly pieced together a little shopping into my
      > efforts
      > > and all I needed once home was the energy to still feel like cooking
      > > at the end of the day.
      > >
      > > Did you know postering is character building as well? Normally a
      > > little reclusive, I had lots of interesting interactions with all
      > > different kinds of people. In one Asian restaurant, I spoke with the
      > > owner about different religions and he said in a thick accent that
      > he
      > > was a catholist. I asked him to repeat himself at least twice and
      > > finally realized he meant that he was Catholic! So I told him about
      > > Sri Chinmoy's meetings with various Popes and his friendship with
      > > Mother Teresa.
      > >
      > > Last but not least, once the big push is over, having a little quiet
      > > time is appreciated all the more. Hope lots of seekers come to the
      > > workshops!
      > >
      > > Sharani
      > >
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