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Are you now, or do you plan to become mindful to further your paleo lifestyle?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created May 30, 2011 at 11:11 AM

Today the Sunrise was particularly inspiring. Made me realize rather than continue going thru life passively or submissively,little by little I have grown to appropriate my freedom, my authenticity, and my autonomy to begin to steer my ship on the course it was meant to be on all along. Mindfulness is a wonderful find.........what say you hackers?

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

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on September 07, 2013
at 01:28 AM

If you think that is really what this question asked......you definitely need to think a lot more. That is what a surface dweller believes in my view.

93f44e8673d3ea2294cce085ebc96e13

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on June 01, 2011
at 06:32 PM

@TheQuilt knows I value his contributions to Paleohacks -- however, this question is not a good for the PaleoHacks framework -- this question is on that should be bandied about on a blog.

93f44e8673d3ea2294cce085ebc96e13

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on June 01, 2011
at 06:31 PM

@Dexter and L.Peltier -- I invite you to leave the community and start your own Paleo community. You can then run as you like. If I see more insulting language aimed at me - you will be deleted.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on May 31, 2011
at 05:48 PM

Is it the retag button? I've seen so many ? on this site allowed, with very vulgar subjects. I'm getting tired of that and want more philosophy type ? Quilt re-do this one as a specific question if you can? I'm reading a lot of philosophy right now and would welcome the discussion. Zen, the Greeks, bring it on!

06d21b99c58283ce575e36c4ecd4a458

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on May 31, 2011
at 01:49 PM

Next to the edit button...under "mindfulness" tag

2f54dbe892ec89b12d1db686568e885a

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on May 31, 2011
at 12:48 PM

where's the reopen button?

06d21b99c58283ce575e36c4ecd4a458

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on May 31, 2011
at 05:51 AM

The question can be reopened by vote on the reopen button. Need 4 more.

06d21b99c58283ce575e36c4ecd4a458

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on May 31, 2011
at 05:50 AM

This question can be reopened by the votes of four members.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on May 31, 2011
at 12:06 AM

Furtherin Paleo lifestyle is furthering our knowledge of what we eat, and living in certain ways to -feel- the best as possible. This means knowing a lot more about plants we eat, and eating real wild game, and living in warm sunny climates. DUH!

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

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on May 30, 2011
at 11:48 PM

Quilt and Dexter- I don't think the question was closed because of inappropriate topic. Mindfulness is always a great topic. It just wasn't really linked to paleo or formulated into a question.

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

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on May 30, 2011
at 11:35 PM

Heinlein ftw!!!

667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

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on May 30, 2011
at 10:33 PM

ridiculous non-question. talking while saying nothing. glad this is closed.

Eedf46c82d0356d1d46dda5f9782ef36

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on May 30, 2011
at 08:05 PM

eh.. this question kinda boiled down to "I like thinking about stuff, how about you?". Not much to it.

06d21b99c58283ce575e36c4ecd4a458

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on May 30, 2011
at 07:48 PM

It has become rather small minded, hasn't it.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on May 30, 2011
at 07:06 PM

@The Quilt....both your contributions and sensibilities are spot-on! We are just outgrowing the confines of this regime.

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

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on May 30, 2011
at 06:19 PM

I wonder if the paleo community here will continue to see it this way? They may not be able to add points.....but will be able to see it and comment and vote upon it. I thought this was my best ever contribution. I guess my sensibilities are a bit different than some others.

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

(25477)

on May 30, 2011
at 06:18 PM

WOW! Color me surprised?

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on May 30, 2011
at 06:07 PM

There needs to be a new and less dictatorial Paleo online community.

06d21b99c58283ce575e36c4ecd4a458

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on May 30, 2011
at 05:57 PM

This is absolutely a paleo question. This has more to do with being a paleo person than all the crap...Is this Paleo? Should I eat this? There is no context to most of the questions. Yet, we get a thoughtful question about how one considers being a paleo lifestyle and thinking being a complete paleo person in the context of life...and it gets closed down? Not a real question? Get real!

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on May 30, 2011
at 05:45 PM

not a real question? lol. These are interesting question types, why closed the post? Mindfulness is important, if people spend their whole time paleohacking, counting colories and other crap then they won't have time to actually live and be conscious.

84666a86108dee8d11cbbc85b6382083

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on May 30, 2011
at 05:43 PM

2009 was liver transplant, 2004 was cancerous tumor.

06d21b99c58283ce575e36c4ecd4a458

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on May 30, 2011
at 03:51 PM

gone2croatan I grok you!

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

(25477)

on May 30, 2011
at 03:50 PM

Not sure of the year. Thought it was 2009. I know it was a year after his cancer surgery here in Memphis.

1471beca8e3adff4ae2f89d10e5f7acb

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on May 30, 2011
at 03:49 PM

@Mark - "Grok" is a word used by the Martians in Robert A. Heinlein's "Stranger in a Strange Land," meaning "to intimately and completely share the same reality or line of thinking with another physical or conceptual entity" or simply to have an empathetic rapport with. I endeavor to grok my fellow creatures and the cosmos despite the limitations of my primate brain.

06d21b99c58283ce575e36c4ecd4a458

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on May 30, 2011
at 03:47 PM

Quilt, Do you mean Steve Jobs 2005 Stanford grad speech? http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-204609026222503944# So much said in 14min 33secs. http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-204609026222503944#

06d21b99c58283ce575e36c4ecd4a458

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on May 30, 2011
at 03:37 PM

Quilt, Do you mean Jobs 2005 Stanford Speech? http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-204609026222503944#

B4e1fa6a8cf43d2b69d97a99dfca262c

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on May 30, 2011
at 02:56 PM

mindful submission is a powerful experience

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

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on May 30, 2011
at 02:12 PM

I was a dentist first......and I creatively destroyed myself at 27 and then became a neurosurgeon......now im doing it again because I have found what my mission in life is. You do the same. Never settle and never take your eye off the prize.

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

(25477)

on May 30, 2011
at 02:10 PM

I want to help you......google 2009 stand ford graduation speech. It's by Steve Jobs. After you sharing this I want to share with you what I heard that day.......his words actually helped me reflect and force me to stop my work to pursue my passion. My passion will soon be on display. You need to hear his words.

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

(25477)

on May 30, 2011
at 02:06 PM

Every mile we go awry is a two mile error......instead of focusing on what went wrong focus on what you have done right. Most people waste time and procrastinate their time away. You have already realized it. Therefore you are evolved. Most people in life are wounded.....the wounds matter little but the helplessness you allow yourself to wallow in will take years from your life if you allow it.

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

(25477)

on May 30, 2011
at 02:01 PM

This deserves a plus ten........but I give what Patrik allows

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

(25477)

on May 30, 2011
at 02:00 PM

You my dear are close to truth than you even know.

6fa48935d439390e223b9a053a62c981

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on May 30, 2011
at 01:44 PM

What's the Heinleinian grok...? Could you expand a little? Nice answer, +1.

06d21b99c58283ce575e36c4ecd4a458

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on May 30, 2011
at 01:13 PM

Or The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari.

0bc6cbb653cdc5e82400f6da920f11eb

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on May 30, 2011
at 12:40 PM

Zen and the art of metabolic maintenance :)

0bc6cbb653cdc5e82400f6da920f11eb

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on May 30, 2011
at 12:37 PM

Zen and the art of metabolic maintenance :)

0bc6cbb653cdc5e82400f6da920f11eb

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on May 30, 2011
at 12:37 PM

Zen and the art of metabolic maintenance :)

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on May 30, 2011
at 11:56 AM

What a great way to wake up. We're enjoying an especially gorgeous sunrise here too and I just made a trek around the outside of the house to look at all the flowers that are in full bloom - it really made my day.

Thank you, The Quilt, for posing such a thoughtful and fun question. "A work in progress" is how I describe myself and most of the time that works in my favor! ; )

Learning from everyone on this board has really made me get back in touch with myself, my family and with nature. Researching sources for grass-fed beef, starting to eat things like bone marrow and even wanting to dust off my fishing poles have really gotten me back in touch with the earth.

But it's the looking inward that I've noticed the most. Since "going paleo" a few months ago all those hobbies I once had just an interest in have started to become reality. It has felt amazing.

There is no greater feeling than to know your mind has clarity, you find pleasure in life, you live with gratitude and are surrounded by LOVE. Knowing that some days are better than others helps keep this perspective but what really makes it hit home is knowing that any of these things can escape us at any time. There is no time like NOW to live your best life.

Happy Memorial Day everyone.

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

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on May 30, 2011
at 02:01 PM

This deserves a plus ten........but I give what Patrik allows

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Cf626d3fba66c18297b3f1116a920e58

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on May 30, 2011
at 02:00 PM

What you said about the ship finally being on the right course resonated with me. I wasted my time, in my opinion, on a biology degree that I didn't want anymore after two years. I lived with a bunch of music students, and I was jealous of everything they did every day. Since graduating college, all I've done is write music, and I have dental school looming ahead in a few weeks to quash that time I spend in front of my MIDI keyboard. It's a little depressing, but as long as I can achieve my goal of being a dentist while maintaining my "relationship" with my musical hobby, I'll be happy no matter the circumstances. That really all I want in life at the moment, and I don't suspect it will change much. This confidence gives me resolution and placidity.

If you do Paleo right, it's not a diet, it's a lifestyle that follows from a sound philosophy, and it opened my eyes to the wonderful world of simplicity. Occam's razor, then, should not only be applied to philosophy but also to life. Cut out the extraneous crap and focus wholeheartedly on what defines you and not how you hope others to see you, and the steering wheel will be firmly in your hands for the rest of your life. It's just amazing how much control I feel like I have over my emotions now that I've embraced a sort of material and societal minimalism that allows me to immerse myself in only that which exhilarates me.

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

(25477)

on May 30, 2011
at 02:10 PM

I want to help you......google 2009 stand ford graduation speech. It's by Steve Jobs. After you sharing this I want to share with you what I heard that day.......his words actually helped me reflect and force me to stop my work to pursue my passion. My passion will soon be on display. You need to hear his words.

06d21b99c58283ce575e36c4ecd4a458

(9948)

on May 30, 2011
at 03:37 PM

Quilt, Do you mean Jobs 2005 Stanford Speech? http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-204609026222503944#

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

(25477)

on May 30, 2011
at 03:50 PM

Not sure of the year. Thought it was 2009. I know it was a year after his cancer surgery here in Memphis.

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

(25477)

on May 30, 2011
at 02:12 PM

I was a dentist first......and I creatively destroyed myself at 27 and then became a neurosurgeon......now im doing it again because I have found what my mission in life is. You do the same. Never settle and never take your eye off the prize.

06d21b99c58283ce575e36c4ecd4a458

(9948)

on May 30, 2011
at 03:47 PM

Quilt, Do you mean Steve Jobs 2005 Stanford grad speech? http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-204609026222503944# So much said in 14min 33secs. http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-204609026222503944#

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

(25477)

on May 30, 2011
at 02:06 PM

Every mile we go awry is a two mile error......instead of focusing on what went wrong focus on what you have done right. Most people waste time and procrastinate their time away. You have already realized it. Therefore you are evolved. Most people in life are wounded.....the wounds matter little but the helplessness you allow yourself to wallow in will take years from your life if you allow it.

84666a86108dee8d11cbbc85b6382083

(2399)

on May 30, 2011
at 05:43 PM

2009 was liver transplant, 2004 was cancerous tumor.

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1471beca8e3adff4ae2f89d10e5f7acb

on May 30, 2011
at 11:33 AM

Mindfulness is not a "becoming" or a teleology; it is a process and a project.

That said, quiet consideration and the Heinleinian (rather than the Sissonian) "grok" are some of my best tools for living my best life. Be attentive to the reality of things, quietly and holistically, and you can avoid self-delusion.

Mindfulness clarifies and reminds us that we are both tiny beings and the whole Universe.

So, in a word, yes.

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

(24543)

on May 30, 2011
at 11:35 PM

Heinlein ftw!!!

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

(25477)

on May 30, 2011
at 02:00 PM

You my dear are close to truth than you even know.

06d21b99c58283ce575e36c4ecd4a458

(9948)

on May 30, 2011
at 03:51 PM

gone2croatan I grok you!

1471beca8e3adff4ae2f89d10e5f7acb

(6550)

on May 30, 2011
at 03:49 PM

@Mark - "Grok" is a word used by the Martians in Robert A. Heinlein's "Stranger in a Strange Land," meaning "to intimately and completely share the same reality or line of thinking with another physical or conceptual entity" or simply to have an empathetic rapport with. I endeavor to grok my fellow creatures and the cosmos despite the limitations of my primate brain.

6fa48935d439390e223b9a053a62c981

(1676)

on May 30, 2011
at 01:44 PM

What's the Heinleinian grok...? Could you expand a little? Nice answer, +1.

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