Let me start off saying, thank you, The New Hue. I'm so grateful for this opportunity.
I just want to talk a little bit about this roller coaster that I call life. It is so full of ups and downs. As I get older, I look at life differently and at a much different pace. But, God has allowed me to have such a wonderful life. One thing that I used to take for granted was this super advanced machine that my God has given me….”The Human Body.” It houses everything for us! Our bodies first and foremost houses our spirit, soul, and our supercomputers aka our brain, just to name a few. In my young days I abused my body like so many of us do today. We fill them with trash and then we wonder why we are sick and can’t do anything.
In 2003, I had a horrific motorcycle accident, I was mangled and broken into pieces. Many surgeries later, I was fragile and left with one leg. But God had mercy on me. He delivered me from depression, low self esteem, and hopelessness and I gained a new perspective on life. First my mind was restored and now I have a unique ability to view circumstances and experiences in a way that is more appreciative in nature. I focus only on the positive. I now have a disability, but it just means that I do things a little differently.
I’ve always in one way or another been conscious about my body, especially after my accident. I started to learn that if I take care of my body that it will take of of me. So I did what I thought was right, I went to the gym and ate good food, but when I got really busy and made normal food choices, I started going down. I found myself with health issues and doctors wanting to do more surgeries. It had gotten so bad that I could barely walk up the stairs in my house. So I made a decision to make time to take care of my body. It wasn’t until then that I realized that my bike was saving my life! Years before, I rode my bike all the time, and my body was pain free. But when I stopped riding my bike, I became the heaviest I had ever been and my body was full of pain. So, I started riding my bike again and making healthier decisions. As I gained knowledge, I noticed that we as a community need to change our eating habits and start eating the types of food God has created for us.
Every single second of the day our bodies work diligently to keep us healthy and alive. But that is only if we eat the right food and give our bodies what it needs. I know I don’t want to be like so many of us facing diabetes, high blood pressure, and cholesterol. We need to get back to growing our own food and eating real “whole” foods. We need to stop putting fake, synthetic food that is made up of ingredients we can’t even pronounce. Look where it has gotten us…. Sick, overweight (there is no such thing as big boned), tired and on a lot of synthetic medicine. Quit asking God to give you something that He’s already provided the resources for you to get. Our medicine is our food.
I want to be an example for my people. I want people to see me and realize that God has given us so much and has paid a hefty price for us all. We need to wake up and start taking care of our temples, and stop putting our trust in untrustworthy people. When I think about my body and all that it has been through, I thank God for such a super machine. I now believe that my body is equivalent to a Porsche 911 twin turbo - fast, strong and only takes high quality fluids (food)! I urge everyone to Invest in themselves. Meditate, read, eat healthy foods (no processed food), drink lots of water, exercise, spend time in nature, and rest up. Let’s please get back to being disciplined, healthy people!
With Love... Greg Beene