Monday, March 5, 2012
Monday Must - Detox Negativity and Forgive
This morning I was getting ready with "Good Morning of America" in the background, usually the "Today Show" but it was set on the other channel and I didn't have an extra second to change it. Babaliscious 65 year-old blonde, Suzanne Somers, was being interviewed. She was discussing a grievance she had with "Three's Company" costar Joyce Dewitt thirty-some years ago about a salary dispute. After the misunderstanding, they had not spoke ever since and Somers said she had always been upset about it. I put my mascara down and looked at the telly, "Are you kidding me?" The woman is always about being fit and healthy, why carry around so much baggage? Apparently this week, the two actresses talked on Somers' online TV show and cleared the air. Holy overdue. That's bananas, one of the first things I learned about growing up in school was forgiveness. You can still be furious but you only hurt yourself by harboring anger, frustration or disappointment towards someone. The other day, I was running on the treadmill (also half-watching) TV when I heard an interesting story from preacher Joel Osteen who was talking in an interview on this topic. He said, "Years ago there was a horrible outbreak of disease in a tiny village in a remote part of Africa. People were getting ill and overcome with nausea. Weeks passed and the sickness was widespread and people started dying. Experts were dispatched to find the cause. The village got its water supply from a mountain stream that fed from a spring. They went to the mouth of the spring and on the surface, it was fine. Confused, they sent divers down to search the opening. The discovery was shocking. A large mother pig and her baby piglets were wedged at the opening, evidently they had fallen in, drown and got stuck. All the clear water as it passed by was being contaminated by the decomposing remains. They removed the plug and the water flowed pure once again." In life this also takes place, he said, when past hurts are held onto, we can't live purely, our own lives can become contaminated, letting bitterness take hold and having it affect all parts of our lives. "Wowsa," I thought as I ran along, "this is genius." Good thing I flipped my headphones over to that channel. Speaking of detox, like I always say (spin, raw veggies, water, etc.) by forgiving, letting go and moving on it's the way to live clearly and happily. Love that story, I totally live by it.