Excuse my momentary short ( I promise this is short, well it turned out not that short sorry!!!
) diversion from the throws of my topic du jour. I came across this today and to be honest was kind of miffed about it on first read. This is a youtube video of Kushi ( yes macrobiotic kushi) hocking a SUPPLEMENT called fermina which I think is fermented whole grain / vegetable
Now for you non-macros this may be no big deal. But considering that Kushi repeatedly has condemned supplementation of any kind repeatedly this is kind of upsetting. At first.....
Then I realized that hey.... he is just one teacher and macrobiotics is all about finding our own inner teacher and deciding what our compass says is right for us.
So maybe his compass ( or maybe his bank account) is telling him to sell this supplement after telling people for years that there was no value in supplementation, that it was harmful and everything should be done through food. Yeah that's on his yin / yang zen karmic balance not mine
Or maybe his opinion of the situation has evolved. Maybe now there is hope that his opinion on menstruation will now evolve as well ( for those of you that follow me this will be very funny)
So right now I am actually cool with it. I realize further that whatever his opinion that is all it is his opinion. Not mine, not anything I need to follow. I just need to stay my course. I go back and forth on whether or not I need supplementation ( I am currently on the yes I do need it with Yellow Dock Root and Vitamin B 12 and others complex don't worry Asmay LOL). Don't get me wrong I am not going to take off to Mc Donalds this morning like a bat from hell or anything.
By contrast Jessica Porter author of Hip Chicks Guide to macrobiotics admitted to a coffee addiction today on her blog. Yes coffee and she admitted she is a different person with the caffeine. Not an every day occurence, but often enough that she felt she needed to mention it. She also discussed at length how bad it is for you and why.... which is a whole separate blog that I will not indulge myself with...
So there you go.... like Dirk says in Kamakaze Cowboy " The truth is there are very few books worth reading, songs worth listening to, paintings worth gazing upon, singers worth hearing, plays worth seeing, poems worth reading, films worth viewing, dancers worth watching. They are worthless! Junk entertainment. Distractions. They are not reaffirmations of a divine universal soul, but rather the emotional, intellectual, discharges of sick people inflicting their diseases on their fellow man" (pp150-151)
So then just Kushi's opinion, my opinion, Dirk's opinion just our personal sicknesses. Not to take anything away from Kushi. His work and writings have saved a good number of people. Not to take anything away from Dirk for getting the word out because I know that has also saved a great number of people.
But we need to think for ourselves and find our own opinions people. I know again preaching to the choir here, but I had to get this off my soul ( so I can discharge more of my emotional and intellectual disease upon you)
Yours in Cheers Hope Faith Love bancha tea and perhaps (or perhaps not) one gingerbread soy latte