“This process of returning to your natural genetic rhythm is not a thirty-day lose-weight, look-great-for-a-party-trick. It is about making a profound change. A patient described how the process felt to her this way: it was as if her body were a glass of muddy water and every day we stirred it up, took out a teaspoon, and added a teaspoon of fresh pure water. Each day the glass became a little clearer, and eventually she had a glass of fresh, sparkling water.” ~ Frank Lipman, M.D. from Revive
What a great image!!
Reminds me of how the Buddha describes it in The Dhammapada (see Notes) where he tells us: “Little by little a person become evil, as a water pot is filled by drops of water... Little by little a person becomes good, as a water pot is filled by drops of water.”
As much as we’d like to be able to snap our fingers and instantaneously change our lives, that’s not how it works.
It’s much more like that glass of muddy water that, teaspoon by teaspoon, becomes a glass of fresh, sparkling water.
Here’s to the moment to moment decisions that purify our lives!