thiiirdly theory pt. 1
In Robert Frost’s famous poem, a traveler is confronted with two paths to take on his journey, and he takes the one less traveled by.
Two choices. Right and a wrong. Black and white. Yes and no. Day and night. True and false. Republican or democrat. The blue pill, the red pill.
Diet or pig out.
And you are on one side or the other.
If you haven’t already guessed, thiiirdly is about rejecting the either/or and taking a third way.
Because having only two choices isn’t only incomplete, it’s misleading.
That’s why when your diet fails you, you return to the other side—-because there is nowhere else to go.
Eating anything is a freedom so dangerous it can kill you. And diets are restrictions so serious that they will discourage you.
I get why people diet:
- you get to belong
- you see some results, usually quickly
- you get to talk about it with other people
- you feel better than those on the outside
Budgeting calories isn’t sexy. It’s too restrictive for over-eaters, and too relaxed for the dieters/fitties.
It’s the thiiird way.
Tomorrow: opening the thiiird eye