Sunday, November 11, 2012
My mother and I traveled to Hanover College to attend a "Medicine Buddha" seminar given by Rinpoche Chongtul, a Tibetan Monk. It was EXTREMELY enlightening and very interesting. I learned a great deal. The thing I found the most interesting and (coincidentally) most lacking in Western medicine is the fact that the bless the medication while they are making it and before they take it. How obvious was that? Why don't we do that? We bless our food before we eat it. Why not bless our medication? If nothing else, it shows the intention of healing. Intention is very important regardless of what you are doing. Think about it. Why do we do all this with Sparkpeople? We do with the intention of losing weight. Our blogs show intention. Our support of each other shows intention. This is really huge, in my book.
It was a day that was bitter and sweet. Our sons lost a friend and team mate to a car accident. It made me so sad. He was a great guy. It was also a day when my family was spread all over the place. My oldest son was at a wedding in Cincinnati, my middle son was at the movies with his fiance in Lawrenceburg and my youngest son was at work in Milan. My daughter was at Special Olympics bowling sectionals in Indianapolis. She won a silver medal and qualified for state finals! Unfortunately, she won't be able to participate because of her back surgery.My husband was in Oklahoma. At the end of the day, however, we were all snuggled down in Osgood, Indiana, with the exception of my sweet husband... It made me miss him even more. It was a great feeling though. My kiddos being so close. :) I will miss that in the weeks to come.
Food - This rarely happens. I hit the calories right on the dot. Ate the max and didn't go over. I had rosemary bread, toasted and butter added and a cup of hot tea for breakfast. At lunch time, my mom and I had a picnic lunch on campus of ham and swiss on rosemary bread (I truly could live on that stuff), and some grapes and tea. At home I waited and waited for a supper date and finally Sara arrived. I needed some wifi access so I could do my blog so I had a McDonald's mini meal for supper.
Well, I guess that's it for tonight. No real exercise and not much movement yesterday, but lots of meditation! I am learning so much. That's the great part of being in my forties. I'm really open to new ideas and I'm learning so much. However, I think the down part of the forties is learning to live in a not so young body anymore. I'm still struggling with big health issues and all that sitting was pretty tough on my body. I was unable to do the prostrations yesterday as I was closing the shrine. Yes! They showed me, mom and another lady how to close the shrine! It was really cool! It's interesting how much the religions of the world are alike if you look at them closely.
Peace and Blessings to all of you.