Variety is the spice of life. How colorful and spicy is yours?
It just occurred to me that I when it came to produce, I liked to discriminate. I was a racist. It was bad enough that I was shortchanging my own health and happiness. Worse however, I actually was saying negative and derogatory things about produce I have now, come to love and appreciate.
The obstacle to variety in produce and people is appreciation for the exotic and unknown. As creatures of habit, it is easy not to like what you don't understand. This applies to new technology, software, sport's equipment, games, food and people. In fact, this is the root cause of hatred and war in the world.
I like to think I am openminded when it comes to trying new things, but after spending a few weeks in Nicaragua for an adventure retreat, I realize that there are patterns to break and room for growth. Let's explore this idea using the simple realm of produce.
raw food, I have just expanded my world, health and happiness through produce. The once appalling taste of a raw beet now brings the refreshing joy of a crisp root. Jicama slices replace pita chips for dipping into hummus. Papaya with pineapple, coconut milk, ginger and chia seeds makes the most delicious breakfast smoothie! The possibilities are endless!
Want to make your world a whole lot more colorful? Explore new produce and new people. Don't be put off by hard shells, small bumps or bruises, skin color, country of origin, size, shape, smell, and especially anything you may have heard about your prospective new produce or person. See the link between appreciating produce and appreciating people?
Variety is the Spice of Life! Discrimination shortchanges your joy. Being Happy Healthy and Fit means breaking your patterns and being open to the infinite possibilities. Whether you are mixing produce in the blender or blending with new friends, appreciate everyone and everything's uniqueness. Life is short. Make your Magical, Colorful, Spicy and Delicious!