Hidden Benefits and Organic Leanings
- 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
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