By Joe Cross
Wow, here I am. Two more full days to get through (not counting the rest of today!). It’s crazy to think that 57 days ago today, I was laying in bed, with an aching headache, irritability through the roof, and just flat-out miserable. Now I feel as if I don’t even know that Joe anymore. I feel like I am on top of the world and could just keep juicing to make sure I always feel this way!
Don’t get me wrong. I was looking forward to eating. But there was a part of me that was thinking, “I could go another forty days.” My body loved the rest I was giving it, and the peace of mind that accompanied the fast was something I would have gladly savored for longer. Being unable to fully enjoy the tranquility a Reboot produces because the whole thing was being recorded was a personal sacrifice I had made. True inner peace is a very rare commodity, so when you go deep into the Reboot process, it is a special gift to enjoy and embrace. Rebooting can put you in a very soulful space that allows you to reflect on the deeper mysteries of the world and your place in it. You switch yourself off as a consumer, which enables you to look at life, food and all the rest of it in a much more objective way.
In subsequent Reboots, I have allowed myself to really get into that sense of serenity without a camera following me around every step of the way. Have you been following my past journal entries? Make sure you catch up here. I’m sharing these thoughts with you as part of the 2nd Anniversary celebration of Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead so I hope you are either able to relate or be inspired by my journal entries.