Venting a little..
I am sorry for this... but I need to vent a little and I know people here are very supportive and nice :)
Well... as maybe some of you know I am italian, and being quite isolated I had the idea to create a website, a blog, and people from an alternative website asked me to moderate a board dedicated to raw lifestyle.
I know that I am quite a pioneer here, but sometimes I get tired to be always under attack in that forum!! What is incredible to me is that mainly "alternative" people read that website, many vegans, environmentalists... and they are often attacking me for whatsoever reason. Lately it was because I don't take B12 supplements, then I got attacked quite badly when I wrote the story of Paolo (see http://www.rawfoodtalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=22894) and now because I am talking about natural menstruation, referring to the article http://www.waldorfhomeschoolers.com/menstruation.htm
I had some very arrogant responses!! That just make me feel bad, and I do not like so much negativity.
I wish people could be a bit more open and curious, and I wish I could have more support.
But I am happy I can read and write some english, and to be able to enjoy this lovely board when I need :)
thanks for listening!!
Oh gosh! Sorry there are folks out there like that attacking you and your beliefs. Just ignore and continue to do what you are doing! I think you are great! I respect people and sadly not everyone feels that way. I wouldn't lose sleep over this - it's not worth it!
I'm sorry people are being so unkind and critical. You come across as a very positive person, don't let their negativity pull you down.
You are on the right path. That makes some people nervous and fearful. When people come from a place of fear, they attack so they can stop feeling uncomfortable.
I know it's lonely being the only one, but you WILL attract like-minded people.
In the meantime, a great way to offset the negativity is to write positive affirmations (about your choices and your path) on pieces of paper (post-its work well) and stick them up all around your house. They can provide the warm feedback you need.
Don't let yourself sink under the burden of people who feel threatened by ways of thinking different than their own. You have an open mind, an open heart, and you're exploring for yourself. That's wonderful.
How 'bout a hug? ;)
I am wondering how some of the people that overreacted to some of my preaching over the years think now that they have been picked up by mainstream medicine.
Things such as Glycemic index
Essential fatty acids.
They thought that I was nuts but now everyone talks about these things.
It will be the same in another 10 years regarding the things that we are talking about now.
It is unfortunate that the world is so far behind us but they will catch up in time and then they will know that you were right.
So relax and wait for your moment to shine. In the meantime continue to get the message out to as many people as you can and do not worry about the ones who have their ears shut and will not listen.
There is sufficient in the world for man's need, but not for his greed.
Keep up the great work you are doing. So sorry you are recieving negative responces
Well I have got to say your English is excellent! Better than mine in fact and it's my first language.
Originally Posted by Fragola
You tell them like it is, no apologies!
The thing about doing the right thing against everyone else's opinion, is that you will run into strife from time to time. That just lets you know that you ARE doing the right thing!
Raw Step by Step
"We can do anything we want to do if we stick with it long enough." Helen Keller
Keep doing your thing, you know it's right and it's awesome! Pioneers are always gossiped about and called out to be wrong, until the rest of the world catches up and suddenly they become amazing! Look at Einstein, who was always called crazy until his ideas spread across the world and are now "common knowledge".
One day raw food will be the common knowledge, every day way of life and those of us who are taking the heat, the blame and the negativity are going to be rewarded by the positivity of those who get benefits. :) I hope that made sense!
Raw Foods Witch
- Taking the Spooky Out of Raw Food Magick.
Boy do I understand! (((hugs)))
I would say to love them as they are for they are not ready to know what you know right now. You are blessed to have learned these things in your journey so far. Choose not to let what other people think affect how you feel for what is right for you might not be right for them. I agree that posting the positive affirmations will help you bring like minded people into your blog. As for the negative people atleast you gave them the opportunity to know what you know. Enjoy the journey!!
Certified Living On Live Foods Teacher
You're so right, JEN.
Originally Posted by JEN
Originally Posted by RawVeganMom
love your avator!
I think that you are doing a great job! You are one of these unique people who spread the good message that has potential to save or improve the lives of many people. This is the true reward. Unfortunately, there is so much resistance. Often I feel like shouting to the world "Come here, there is no need for you to suffer, you can be healed from your diseases!". I feel like not saying anything is not the right thing to do. At the same time, I am acutely aware that if I start being more vocal, I may well end up being written off as a weirdo, freak, nut. I also understand if I was pushy about my beliefs, this would only lead to them being pushed ha ha ha! I am like this too. If someone forces something on me, I will resist, and my resistance will be stronger, stronger their force becomes. I think I need to discover things for myself. And I am guessing that it is the same for everyone else. That's why I adopted approach of sharing if asked, and just doing my thing. Plus, of course, I work on my website, where I share with those who are interested to hear.
It is really terrible that you have to go through such a bad bad treatment, considering the selfless work that you are doing. I think that with time patience, the nay-sayers will see that you are still standing tall, while they get affected ny their unhealthy lifestyle. Be a shiny example that you are and never take their negative words within you. They don't know what they are saying.
Look after yourself. Maybe some nice cleansing ritual could wash away the negativity inflicted on you? Is there something you like doing? Swimming, going for a walk in nature, gorging on watermelon, breathing deap in and out?
Yup. The above responses are spot on. Sometimes the only 'radar' that people have at their disposal to read high vibrations are negativity. They will go out of their way to get into a very supportive environment....and basically tell people that what they are doing is wrong. What they are basically doing is probing for 'attitude' and 'acceptance'..........and unfortunately using the only probe at their disposal....negativity or criticism or non-support. I forgive them. :)
-David Z. Mason
Look after yourself
Maybe don't take this stuff so personally!
I honour the fact that you are standing strong and holding on to your beliefs!
There are lessons to be learnt from this experience, however, I feel that the the main issue here is about looking after yourself, so if the negativity is affecting you maybe its time to take a short break from that forum, recharge and then decide if you wish to return.
Just my take on the situation!
Love and light to a brave soul :)
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