As we strive to better understand ourselves, our lives, our health, etc…, we are constantly bombarded with promises of leaders who will save us, products (macrobiotic included) that will heal us, courses which will put us back on track and presumably transform our very nature and thought processes. We talk of miracle drugs, supplemental nutrition, healing foods, charismatic political leaders, therapists, healers, scientists, get-rich quick schemes and the like. The underlying assumption is that there is a magic pill out there somewhere, and if we’re lucky enough to find it, we can solve our personal problems. The sad reality is that none of these things, be it drugs, food, healers, nor leaders will ultimately save us from anything. There is no magic pill; not shiitake mushrooms, chemotherapy, vitamin supplements, Gray Davis, Michio Kushi, nor the Pope. At best, these people and things may aid in understanding our personal journey, at worst, they may be totally destructive to it. What works for the Pope, may not work for you; we are all different people. Yet, we are continually told, by each of these various methodologies, that we are all the same. We are not. I suggest that through daily self-reflection, we can learn more about our individual transformations and processes than we can from any prescribed notions. The “magic” of Macrobiotics is not the diet, but rather the return to our roots, the slow transformation that nature has taught us as we rearrange our lives, staying home to cook three meals a day. It is in this way, that we peel back the layers to discover the love that shines within (the only true healer).
No Magic Pill (Macrobiotics)