And that is what this book is: a love fest for your body and soul. Instead of attempting to write all about this book and do it justice I'm just going to show you with a very small bit of quotes or what I've underlined in it. I will say that there is no food mentioned in this book and you can follow this book and the Red Color Diet . In fact " The Eating Guidelines" are on the last page of the book. Just 7 points. I will also say though, of course, for those on RCD when it says" Eat what your body wants." that is eat within RCD guidelines those 1st 45 day -54-63- days. And that means what your BODY wants-not your emotions, or your taste buds. Here go's:
* " The beginning always involves noticing where you are and what you are doing. Not trying to be anywhere else. "
* "When you inquire, you begin with whatever is happening now- from wanting to eat an entire pizza to wanting to crawl into bed and stay there for the next fifty years. You don't assume that you know what you need to do or where to go. You become curious about feelings and sensations. You listen to your body. You stop bossing yourself around."
* " About reactions: feelings are in the body, reactions are in the head; a reaction is the mental deduction of a feeling..... In an attempt not to feel what is uncomfortable, the mind will often rant and ramble and tell us how awful it all is."
* " Most of all, remember that inquiry is not about discovering answers to puzzling problems but a direct and experiential revelation process. It's fueled by love. And wanting to know who you are when you are not being run by your past. It's like taking a dive into the secret of existence itself; it is full of surprises, twists, side trips. You engage in it because you want to penetrate the unknown, comprehend the incomprehensible. Because when you evoke curiosity and openness with a lack of judgment, you align yourself with beauty and delight and love- for their own sake. You become the benevolence of God in action."
* " When we are bowled over by grief and our response is to eat a pizza, we halt out ability to move through the grief as well as our confidence that it won't destroy us. If you don't allow a feeling to begin, you also don't allow it to end."
* " When we consistently use defenses that we developed twenty or fifty years ago, we freeze ourselves in the past. We lose touch with reality. We live a lie."
and my favorite: " The more you pay attention, the more you fall in love with that which is not obsessed: that which is blazing itself through you. The life force that animates your body. Food becomes a way to sustain that blaze, and any way of eating that keeps you depressed or spaced-out or uncomfortable loses its appeal. When that happens, you slowly realize that you are being lived by that which is God and you wouldn't have it any other way.