Wednesday, August 20, 2008

A Word from Mr. Monarch

Matt Monarch just produced a mini-video for Bunny Berry 's 100 Day Raw Fu Challenge, today being Day 20. I wanted to post it here because Matt hit upon a couple of points that I think are critical for anyone that is wanting to embrace healthy change in their diet, regardless of whether they are a committed raw food eater or not. Matt may seem a little radical to some, but I appreciate his view point and his dedication and passion to this movement. He leads by example and he just happens to be engaged to one of my role models, Ms. Angela Stokes. They are such a darling couple and I look so forward to meeting them both, finally, in person at next month's Raw Spirit Festival in Sedona.

I also would like to thank you for the outpouring of love and support I received from you in comments and emails regarding yesterday's post. After I posted that blog entry, my YouTube page escalated further with more sick and dirty comments from random and fictitious accounts until it turned into a full blown slime fest. I have no remorse in making the choice to remove the bulk of them. It became apparent that the whole ugly mess had very little to do with me. I've come away from the whole episode with such a renewed appreciation for this amazing community and for the love and support I feel from you. The sad, angry, hurting souls will always be with us, friends. We must do as Jesus did and turn the other cheek. all are amazing and I love you beyond words. Together, we shall continue to choose to take the high road!


Anonymous said...

Hello Ms. Penni :o)

OK...I admit it, I'm an admitted "lurker" these days, but a nice one at that. LOL! I read your post yesterday (I love your blog, btw) & one my fav books came to mind, "The Four Agreements" by don Miguel Ruiz. This particular Agreement seemed fitting:
#2 Don't Take Anything Personally...Nothing others do is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their own dream. When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you won't be the victim of needless suffering.

Please don't waste one more moment of your precious time & beautiful energy addressing these naysayers..."They" thrive on attention, be it positive or negative, & it only adds more fuel to their fire. Delete & Ignore! *wipes hands clean*

With Love, Anon Lurker Girl ;o)

Anonymous said...

AMEN Ms. Penni...high road indeed!

HiHoRosie said...

Ah, if only everyone would take that high road more often. :) With the good comes the bad I suppose but I hope that person(s) find happiness in their own lives instead of putting others down.

Steph said...

I send you my good vibes! Keep posting lady!

Antony said...

Hi Penni -

Just back from hols and catching up on blogs over a green smoothie.

I've had a few nasty comments myself on You Tube. I say delete the comment, block the user and then take the high road ...

I'm not surprised you've received such a lot of lovely support here - you deserve it :-)

Antony x

Anonymous said...

I love you, Penni. You are such a beautiful person and I'm happy you have not allowed others to pull you down onto the low road.

Lots of love,