Today is one of those chilly, grey late autumn days in Saskatchewan. It is the kind of weather that I wouldn’t be able to find my way out of a wet paper bag, never mind traveling to the other side of the world, if I didn’t set my mind to it. Hmmm, I think I just got a light bulb moment! I need to keep on setting my intentions – programing myself to do.
Sometimes I find the greyness seeping into my brain. Sometimes, often it is difficult to get new ideas, do anything new. You get into this rut of doing the same thing, eating the same meals, over and over. You are so tire of it, but still CAN’T change. Well, darn it all, there must be a way!
So this morning, I cooked a pot of steel cut oats and quinoa. I threw in some diced ham. It simmered on top of the stove while I read my mail and listened to Tara Brach and her wise and humorous Buddhist teachings. It was very comforting and soothing way to start the day. I was feeding my body and my soul.
As I made tea, my body said it needed a little more than just a bowl of porridge. I needed another taste, another texture. I cooked a soft-boiled egg. It was PERFECT. There was no denying it. It was so soft and smooth and I was just delighted by it. I am sure my endorphins got a huge kick start.
I am accounting and remembering, the greyness, my moods, my difficult spots, the things I do. I am remembering the feelings and sensations of what works to bring me back to the center of the earth.