Everyone’s heard of Charlie Chaplin. However, I never really knew much about him as a person though. I came across this poem on Facebook a few days ago. He apparently wrote it when he was 70. He was reflecting on how he used to be compared to how he was then. He seems to have been a very deep and thoughtful man.
Chaplin wrote: “As I began to love myself I freed myself of anything that is no good for my health – food, people, things, situations, and everything that drew me down and away from myself. At first I called this attitude a healthy egoism. Today I know it is Love of Oneself.
We are all on our different journeys in life. I’ve always been passionate about exercise and food. I suppose my real food journey began about 14 years ago. I traveled to India and became interested in the spiritual aspects of food. I then studied holistic nutrition. This is when I really started to reconnect with myself.
Chaplin’s poem and the short paragraph above really struck me. As I have continued on my food journey, founding two Vegan businesses and helping clients improve their health through food, I realize more and more that living a happy life starts with loving yourself.
One of the pillars of health is food. I have made it my mission to cook healthy and authentic food – food without nasty additives….food with fresh and wholesome ingredients. For me, this is about loving myself (and others). As we continue on our journey through life, we may as well make it as enjoyable and fulfilling as possible. And true……
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