Turning It Over
In the 12 Steps, the 3rd step refers to "turning our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understand Him."
I have been thinking about this phrase for sev... Read more
Importance of Letting Go
Mindlessness is such a common behavior. We live in a world that seems to value multi-tasking more than a life filled with simple focused actions. Yet, the brain can only concentrate on one thing at a time (when multi-tasking, it seems as though... Read more
Reading that comment by Ronna Kabatznick struck me. I have been pondering it for two days now. It is the simple truth of our existence. Mindlessness is the habit of not p... Read more
Remembering To Be Aware
Today, thoughts of remembering to become or remain aware are my focus. It can be so easy to simply act mindlessly, carelessly, thoughtlessly, impulsively, even recklessly-... Read more
Reconnecting With That Which I Had Almost Abandonned
Yesterday I made a commitment to a very dear friend--and to myself--that I would begin anew with eating mindfully.
While I do not feel that I have fully gotten away ... Read more
I've discovered that simple foods are best. When I get too far into trying to create fancy menus and recipes, I am lost and overwhelmed by the processes, and then I become too attached to the obsession of making sure every eating experience is a... Read more
Stretch To Move Beyond The Limits of Our Own Imagined Space
I have been thinking about how we all *feel* as though we live in isolated little bubbles of personal space untouched by anyone around us, unless we either give someone permission to enter our "personal space" or are invaded without granting suc... Read more
Each time that I go through my bank's drive-through, I find myself sitting there and just observing a lovely young pine tree that sits on a rise in front of the drive-through. I have watched that tree for a couple of years now, and recently I wa... Read more
Today is Valentine's Day. A very good day to reflect on Maitri (Metta) or Loving Kindness. I will spend this day wishing for happiness for all those whom I love, and for everyone on the planet--that we may all find peace in our lives and be free... Read more
A Simple Piece of Cheese
Last night, my husband and I shared a lovely piece of cheese together. I found myself thinking of all the many beings and conditions that had allowed us to have that cheese to eat.
The more I thought about it, the more grateful I felt to th... Read more
Miracle of walking
One year ago, I was struggling to get around, following knee surgery, using a leg brace and crutches--then a cane. After months of trying to regain my ability to walk as I once had, I had just about given up on ever being able to do that again. ... Read more
This morning, my husband and I enjoyed a lovely, leisurely breakfast together. As we sat, we discussed the idea of inter-being.
We looked at the beautiful colors of the foods on our plates, talked about the origins of the oranges, eggs and... Read more
Shift of perspective
Today I grappled with a frequent demon of mine. Someone abruptly cancelled out on a scheduled meeting with me at work, that left me with a 3 hour stretch of time that I had to fill while trying not to turn to food out of boredom and anger. If I ... Read more
Eating One's Fair Share
I find that remembering the suffering of people in the world, those who are starving or unable to find enough to eat, is helping me think twice before eating extra food that I do not need. May everyone on the planet have enough to eat. May ever... Read more
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I've been thinking about one particular value/belief to meditate upon, to keep in my awareness for several days, and I have chosen to focus upon the shortage of food on this planet. It might be better to say the grievous misappropriation of food... Read more