Organizations, such as the United Nations have set steep goals to halve world hunger in the next five years, but the reality is those goals may not be feasible unless more of us step in and each do our part, no matter how insignificant it might seem, to contribute to ending this epidemic on a personal level.
Often recognizing what others do not have is a good motivator to recognize what YOU have and live accordingly. Your choice to live well affects the health of the entire world.
Practicing daily gratitude and appreciation for what you have, and using that gratitude as a catalyst to motivate yourself to treat your body with respect, in turn fuels deep feelings of self-respect that radiate outward and begin to affect those around you.
Affecting worldwide change begins with yourself, and has 3 key components:
- Learn to listen to, and then honor, the needs of your body. Eat when you are hungry; drink water when you are thirsty; rest when you are tired. Refuse to eat high-fat, heavily processed and pesticide-laced foods that destroy our environment and ultimately make the people of the world sick.
- Understand your emotions and avoid using food to cope with stressful life situations. Manage your stress; resolve your conflicts. Use whole food as fuel for your body to manage the good and the bad times in your life.
- Use your emotional and physical energy to understand the needs of our global community and take action to advocate for what you feel the most passionate for.
The seeds of worldwide change begin at home, in our own bodies, with our own selves and grow outward to our families, neighbors, cities and the world at large. Today, decide that you will help to make the world a healthier place through personal accountability and global awareness. Embrace all of the abundance that exists around you with gratitude and thus fuel the energy needed to actively make a difference for those who truly do need more.