Many people when they make a major lifestyle change speak about a single "defining moment" that sparked them to jump into action and change their lives. For me, there have been many times I've had an epiphany like that, a moment where I suddenly realize how wrong the path that I'm on is, how completely right another path is, and just as suddenly feel a desperate need to jump from the clearly wrong path, to the path that's glowing with obvious clarity. And I do jump paths, but only for a certain amount of time unfortunately.
So I'm not so sure anymore that they were all epiphanies so much as little "light bulb moments", where the lifestyle I know I should be living is gradually getting more and more bright. The little pieces of the puzzle I'm trying to finish are gradually finding their way, and when it's all completed, will make everything crystal clear for me and I won't ever want to go back to my old ways. When everything is in place, I won't be struggling anymore for the answers, I'll have the whole picture, and it will finally make sense. I will still always be researching and learning as much as I can about health and nutrition, and nature's gifts to us, but I will have all the tools I need to live the raw food lifestyle, cleanse and heal my body and live naturally.
This week I'm going to work on planning ahead, and making up raw food dishes that I think will fill the void of cooked food cravings I think we will struggle with, and that we have been struggling with. This is the puzzle piece I'm feeling the most compelled to work on right now. I think it's the main one that's holding us back from being 100% raw. And who knows, this could be the final piece. Maybe not... But maybe so... Time will tell. :-)