Archive for October, 2008

Posted: October 20, 2008 in Uncategorized

what do i do?

firstly i make sure im hydrated, carbed up and well rested.

i ensure hydration by ensuring when i urinate at least 8 -12 times a day that it APPEARS CLEAR.

i ensure being carbed by eating 10g of carb per kg of bodyweight. for me thats 10 x63kg = 630g of carbs per day. thats around 31 bananas or equivalent.

i ensure im getting at least 10-12 hours a day rest/sleep.

i ensure daily activity. might just be jogging for 5mins, a walk with grandma or a 24hour solo mountain bike state championships. i MOVE EVERYDAY! and it keeps the lymph from getting sludgy and when lymph gets sludgy, we feel sludgy and have feelings of apathy etc.

by taking care of these 4 MAJOR points, i find it super easy to see life light and breezy! cos ive got enough sugar to my brain(people with depression always have blood sugar issues) i have enough hydration and i have enough rest to build up reserves of MENTAL ENERGY, and ive done enough exercise which forces deep breathing to keep me balanced.

society is all about starving yourself on fruits and veg and then going binging on something sweet and salty. we under eat fruit and then go binge on potato chips (sweet and salty) etc.and then we beat ourselves up about it! and say ‘your weak! your pathetic! this world sucks! i hate my life!’ lol! all because we just neglected on fruits, water, exercise and sleep/rest.

but lets say ive taken care of the above 4 points. lets say ive had enough carbs, water, rest, exercise and i just cant shake the blues? what do i say to myself??i say ‘wow harley, youve been a champion and taken care of your 4 basic needs, yet you still feel emotions of overwhelm, depression, anger etc. why is this? why are you choosing to feel this way? why are you focusing on problems instead of solutions? why are you choosing frustration instead of fascination? why are you choosing irritation instead of inspiration? etc etc. and ALWAYS i can come up with an empowering answer. often its just cos im taking things personally, making things in my head bigger than they really are! ie im MAJORING IN MINOR THINGS!just like i could become a stamp collector or focus on making the perfect lamp shade! who cares! lets focus on stuff that really contributes to making this world a better place for us, the animals and the planet. by living our purpose like this, we get a massive sense of contribution, significance, love, growth, certainty and variety! which according to a lot of crew are the 6 human needs.

SO TO FEEL DEPRESSED IS AWSOME! as it shows us we are not meeting our 4 physical needs or that we are focusing on things we cant control instead of focusing on things WE CAN CONTROL.. it shows us we are using negative self languaging, it shows us that we are holding our posture bad. so instead of slouching put your shoulders back and chest out and smile, instead of focusing on how you feel bad, focus on how you could contribute to the planet, instead of having negative self languaging, have positive languing! ie:are you? ‘not bad’ or you could say ‘fcuken amazing mate!’

people whom say that dont get feelings of depression are either lying or they are boring! lets just not dwell on it and let it grow bigger than it needs to. lets act quickly on meeting our 4 physical needs (carbs, water, sleep, exercise) and then go from there! cos 99% of the time if we neglect those 4 physical needs we will be biased towards negative thinking. see those 4 needs like legs of a table. if one is shorter than the other, the table will be unbalanced! so before you start popping pills or drugs or medicating yourselves with cooked foods, animal products etc MAKE SURE YOUR TALBE LEGS ARE EVEN AND LONG ENOUGH!

and just to show you that durianrider walks his talk in times of adversity…

my grandpa died from fatal heart attack last friday.
my mother has heart disease and finds it hard to walk more than a few metres of a time now.
my father got diagnosed with prostrate cancer last week.
and i got told a few days ago that my oldest brother got diagnosed with emphysema.

so how do i choose to feel? angry at the food corporations that sell poison? frustrated at my familys inaction to take control of their health. depressed that my grandpa hated his life so much that he did nothing to change his diet that he knew was killing him? depressed at the fact i know my dad would rather die from cancer than change his diet?

no, im not gonna even entertain these emotions for longer than 10 seconds.. rather, im choosing to keep powering away and CONTROLLING what i can control. not focusing on what i cant control. im gonna use this adversity to move me forward and become an even better role model for health.and at the end of the day i still love and accept my family, its just that im not gonna let their negative habits affect me in a negative way. cos i know if i did, and my grandpa were alive, he would slap me in the face and say ‘what you moping about boy!?, get out there and live!’

do i ever get pissed off?

Posted: October 9, 2008 in Uncategorized

do i ever get pissed off? sure! im not on a positive mental cloud 9 ALL the time, for a few seconds throughout the day i get feelings of anger or pissed. but i dont dwell on it or let it influence my day.

negative thoughts are like weeds in your garden. you dont want to totally get rid of them because that would be unatural, but rather you want to turn those weeds(negative thoughts) into mulch for your garden of abundance!

so when a negative thought comes up,my true self says ‘what is a better way to see this? a way that will empower you, the animals and the planet?!!’ and with that sort of self languaging that i LIVE BY you can see that im not a lucky guy with my lifestyle, but rather ive earned it via daily disciplines that head me in the right direction.

what we think about comes about, wether we want it or not..

Posted: October 8, 2008 in Uncategorized

why is raw so hard at the start???

well i felt the same at the start.a few reasons why..1. most of us dont enough fruit carbs in one sitting. we eat like mouses and expect to charge like horses…it doesnt work that way. its like putting fuel in a car. we gotta put away enough fruit to go the distance. as im sitting here, im not truly hungry. but im gonna eat a 7lb orange meal anyway. why? cos i gotta bike race tommorrow and need to keep the carb tank topped up. cos WHAT WE EAT TODAY, POWERS US TOMMORROW. i could wait till i was hungry later on, but then im leaving it too late to get enough carbs to win tommorrow club championships! lol!

2. for some, they dont know how to transmutate the SUPER ENERGY one gets on 811. its just insane the amount of life force you get. and cos your eating enough, you can smash out mega miles once your fit enough. deep down im a couch potato. but 811 has saturated my core and FORCES me onto my bike to share the message.lol! to win races and run marathons. otherwise id be going back to rancid nuts or cooked food to transmutate the kundalini, energy, dharma or whatever we like to call it. so key point TRANSMUTATE THE 811 GLOW INTO YOUR LIFE PURPOSE FLOW!

3. we are so used to numbing our stomachs with heavy foods like animal products, nuts, seeds, combo abombo’s, cooked food etc. once our stomach flatens and empties we mistake this for hunger..but TRUE HUNGER IS ONLY FELT IN THE MOUTH AND THROAT, NEVER THE STOMACH..thats just the stomach emptying its contents. and often we get that feeling the next day, cos people are just putting breakfast on top of lunch on top of dinner, day after day, week after week…so when we stop that crazy stuff, the stomach will take a while to adjust..we just gotta stay true to our integrity as the body realigns itself.

4. your not getting enough calories. sure we can eat a large fruit meal one day. but we gotta back it up. i can fit the volume now. but i still gotta be aware of how much fuel im getting vs expending. being so busy its easy to forget to eat and go on adrenal. but this aint sustainable. so we gotta tap into finding the fruit hookups. learning how long it takes to ripen, learning how it should taste and learning what amount will hold us and for how long..

bottom line isif you crave nuts or avocadoes. ie more than a slice or a handful.YOU HAVENT EATEN ENOUGH FRESH SWEET FRUIT.

if you crave cooked food or animal products (concentrated calories)YOU HAVENT EATEN ENOUGH FRESH SWEET FRUIT.

when i was transitioning between cooked and raw, id always go back for cooked vegan food. and it was ALWAYS A CARB BASED MEAL, ie rice, tofu burgers, pasta, vegan pizza, vegan cakes and cookies and donuts, vegan chocolates etc. cos if we dont supply the body with enough simple sugars from fruit, its gonna demand what i was used to living on before..and that is refined sugars like honey, agave, maple or cane sugar. and its gonna crave extra caloric density from cooked starches like yam, rice, pasta, corn chips etc.

craving food that requires heating?
then eat more fruit and give those cravings a solid 811 beating!

freelea and i is training like animals. i raced 3 times last week. got 3rd in a road race behind the northern territory time trial champion chris loynes and under 23 australian time trial champion matt king.

these guys ride hard and its good conditioning. im sure my vo2max is over 80 now! lol!. im gonna have to find a uni that needs a vo2max lab rat for the day!

im breaking parts on my bike and my new bamboo frame is being sent over finally. im looking forward to representing organicathlete.org with not only the lycra, but the team bike too.

im still coming to terms with being back in australia. i had such an awakening this trip with my mate darrick. we contributed to strangers almost a hourly, by sharing the simple message of health. now im in australia, ive upped the intensity even more thanks to darrick holding me to a higher integrity.

im reaching more people and realising that when we stand up and commit, nothing can stand in our way!

and that sitting down and being quiet when you can help someone is not the loving thing to do!

when i see crew that are gonna hit brick walls, i speak up. i gives me such a sense of contribution. im living my purpose of showing the world that raw plant food is all we need to succeed and i do this via massive feats of endurance on my bicycle with health, positivity and vibrance.

tonight i rode to market and filled the bike trailer with mangoes and bananas. i stayed at the market to answer questions. the locals are starting to get to know me now, they see me riding all over the place. now they personally have references to what a raw vegan looks like, eats and performs.

remember, only when we are honest with ourselves can we build the intensity needed for positive change!