Primal/Paleo Living

April 4, 2011

“Human subtlety will never devise an invention more beautiful, more simple or more direct than does nature because in her inventions nothing is lacking, and nothing is superfluous.”Leonardo da Vinci

“If you can, help others; if you cannot do that, at least do not harm them.” –The Dalai Lama

I’ve written before about how important it can be to actively find things in your life to be thankful for.  Some days, though, you really don’t have to try.  Some days, good things happen, and gratitude is easy.  Today was one of those days for me: I was notified that I had traffic directed here, to my blog, from the Primal Toad blog, one of the larger and better-trafficked sites about the primal lifestyle.  I am very grateful to have received mention on such a large site, and I’d like to show my gratitude by doing exactly what the Lama recommends above: helping out Toad in return.  Please click here to visit his site as a thank you for mentioning me.

Also, here’s a quick summary of the primal lifestyle (in anticipation of a longer, more developed entry on the subject, I promise!) for those who aren’t familiar with it:

Basically, primal living is about trying, whenever possible, to live the way we are intended to by nature.  It is about acknowledging that, as a species, our society, habits, and technology have developed at a pace that rapidly outstrips our genetic ability to evolve.  As a result, our species is still essentially the same biologically as it was thousands of years ago, but we are forcing ourselves to live in a way that is almost totally at odds with that natural design.  Primal living, therefore, is a comprehensive lifestyle that encompasses diet/nutrition, exercise, stress, sleep, social activity.  It is an active choice to be healthy, to maximize our potential, and to attain our Best Possible Self by rejecting “average” and working with what we have, rather than against it.

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Feedback: In what areas do you need the most work to attain your Best Possible Self?

2 Responses to “Primal/Paleo Living”

  1. kymber Says:

    Said simply and eloquently enough that you have made the premise of it easy to understand.

  2. Jessie Says:

    That’s kind of a big question you’re asking there. (I know that’s the point, but it takes some serious thought.) I suppose that for me, one of my biggest challenges is to get out of my own way and trust myself. I’ve been working on it for a while and am getting much better at just going for it and following my gut. Even if it doesn’t end up working out, at least I’ve tried. Live life with as few regrets as possible — it’s a pretty satisfying way to go about the world, I’ve found.🙂

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