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The Path to Love and Sustainability
Posted By Annie B. Bond On November 15, 2010 @ 5:07 pm In Green Living, Inspirational Media, Personal Growth, Relationships | 1 Comment
Our materialistic worldview has reduced love to a haphazard flow of hormones coupled to psychological fantasies. The spiritual truth  is very different. Once the walls fall down, we discover that our real problem is that there is too much love around us, not too little. Love  is eternal and unbounded; it is only we who take tiny sips from its infinite ocean.
The mystery of love  hasn’t changed across the centuries; we have only fallen short of it. Whenever a person’s heart dries up, it may appear that love has dried up. In fact, that person has built a boundary to shut out a force that is always at flood tide.
Adapted from The Path to Love by Deepak Chopra (Three Rivers Press, 1997).
A simple autumn supper including local, sweet, vine-ripened tomatoes, freshly picked corn, and miraculously ripe peaches grown nearby with organic, local  cream on top is a meal one savors forever. Much of the reason is that such a meal is made up of real food with true flavor, food that isn’t produced with a priority of yield, market appeal, shelf life, and durability, but food grown in living soil  with health and stewardship in mind, from farms that include heritage livestock breeds and heirloom varieties  of produce for preserving genetic diversity.
Adapted from True Food, Eight Simple Steps to a Healthier You, by Annie B. Bond, Melissa Breyer and Wendy Gordon (National Geographic, 2009).
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 Love: http://life.gaiam.com/article/how-attract-genuine-love
 mystery of love: http://blog.gaiam.com/blog/all-we-need-is-love/
 organic, local: http://life.gaiam.com/article/get-real-real-cost-eating-organic-and-local-food
 living soil: http://life.gaiam.com/article/restoring-your-soil
 heirloom varieties: http://life.gaiam.com/article/your-guide-heirloom-tomatoes
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