Today is Day 8 of The Clean Program. I am one week in and have two to go. My report to you all is that all is good, not great and not bad. Just good. I feel as though these days I am walking right down “the middle path” as the Buddha called it. Right down the center between indulgence and austerity. I am not full nor do I feel deprived.
I initially thought that this program would be more challenging mentally than physically. I envisioned craving what I couldn’t eat all of the time. But it has interestingly been more uncomfortable physically. I’ve been really, really achy. Every muscle, bone and joint seems to be screaming out as toxins continue to leech from deep within my cells. I know that this phase will pass and I’ve tried not to focus on it. In fact, I’ve become curious about the aches and pains. Why in my lower right side? What is going on in my upper back? It’s pretty cool to really sit with discomfort and lean into it a bit. No joke! I’m learning a lot.
On the flip side my mind has been crystal clear. Therein lies the gift of this cleanse. I feel alert and awake all of the time. It’s like the “post practice” mind that we all feel after a yoga session. I’ve been living in that state almost 24/7 for the past few days. This is new for me as I, like so many, often take a mental dive in the late afternoon. The other benefit is that I have not been dropping onto my bed exhausted at the end of the day. I have more energy at night. This is a complete turnaround from my former, constantly exhausted self.
So all in all the report is a good one. The Clean Program is simple and safe. The goal is to bring back harmony in the body, especially in the digestive system. It is a balanced regime that anyone can do. Believe me, if I can do this so can you. I promise that I really am no more disciplined than anyone out there.
Thanks to those of you who have checked in with me. The support has been terrific. All in all I feel good, you know? Not great, not bad, just right down the center good.
Day 8 Revelation: The Middle Path is a great place to get to know. Moderation is not boring. It is actually a very spacious where everything is crystal clear.
For more information on this program please go to http://www.cleanprogram.com/ or purchase:
Clean – The revolutionary program to Restore the Body’s Natural Ability to Heal Itself by Alejandro Junger, M.D.