So, what does it mean to live a more natural life?
Ask any random person on the street, and they will tell you that one of the most important things in life, if not the most important thing, is health. As Count Rugen famously said in The Princess Bride: “If you haven’t got your health, you haven’t got anything.” Ask any random person on the street, and chances are they will all provide different answers as to what exactly constitutes healthy living, and how to achieve it. Different people have all kinds of opinions on natural, healthy living. This is my own.
In ancient times, there was a saying. One which continues to echo through the generations: “let thy food by thy medicine”. I could not agree more. But this post isn’t really about food. I am about to persuade you go on some crazy diet or to give up red meat. What I do want to do, is to ask you to stop for a moment and think about plants.
Plants have given us so much over time. The plant world has always been a tried and true source of shelter, food, clothing, life, and beauty. So, I would like to take that saying a step further, and say that you should let not only your food by your medicine, but all plant life. I am talking about living more naturally. That is what this post is about, and there is a way to achieve it.
I am not telling you to sell all of your possessions and move to a nearby forest. Don’t get me wrong – I am all for living naturally, and that would be pretty cool. But, what I am talking is modern natural living. There is a way to pull it off. It starts with yourself, your decisions, and your body. Or rather, the way you take care of your body.
It seems that people are caring less and less about what it is they are putting into their bodies. This is evident from the overwhelming amount of crap that is being produced, manufactured, distributed, and sold to millions every day. Again, I am not talking about food, although there is no denying that is a pretty big part of the whole thing.
I wouldn’t ask a random person to quit it all and go strictly vegetarian. But what about natural shampoo? Or conditioner? Or soap? Or moisturizer? Or deodorant? Which you can check out at Maple Holistics. This list goes on and on. Guess what are in most commercially available, widely-distributed cosmetics… normally, some natural elements, perhaps. And lots and lots of chemicals.
Now, I don’t care what the government says. I don’t care what the FDA approves or disapproves of, no matter how stringent their methods and regulations supposedly are. The mere fact that they allow companies to put all kinds of things in their products, and then just slap the word “fragrance” on the label – that alone is reason for major concern.
They have tons of people fooled, but not for long. People are looking for more natural ways to live. And they will find it, whether the big companies want it or not.