How many times have you fallen off your own personal wagon? Seeing as you’re here, I’m going to make an assumption that you’re into raw food.
And I’m going to make a prediction that at some point you’ve felt like you’ve ‘fallen off’ the raw food thing. You may have labeled it a ‘binge’ or that you had a ‘craving’ or any number of other labels. You may have then felt you let yourself down and that, in hindsight, you didn’t really want to eat what you just ate.
Did you feel like you’re an unsuccessful raw foodie who just can’t stick to it?
We’ve all been there, and I’ve got another perspective for you after hearing a friend say that, “Monkeys still fall out of trees”.
What does that mean?
It means that monkeys are expert at living amongst the trees, they’re perfectly adapted for it, yet they still sometimes fall out of trees. And guess what? They’re still monkeys.
Falling out of a tree doesn’t make them any less of a monkey.
Falling off the wagon doesn’t mean you’re any less of a raw foodie. This raw food thing isn’t a diet; you’re not on it or off it. Raw food is a lifestyle and it’s experiential — once you’ve had that feeling of eating raw for a while, you just ‘get it’. You become a raw food monkey. 🙂
I heard a great quote once that said, “You’re only one meal away from being a healthy eater”. I love this quote because it really fills me with excitement about what’s possible. You and I can change any aspect of our lives with our next action, no matter what has happened in the previous years, months, weeks, days, minutes and seconds …
Show yourself some love.
Go get ’em, you sexy raw food monkey!