“Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.”~Lao Tzu
This is my mantra for the day, for even where I am and what I’m doing, I am still able to look around me and find lack in my situation. Sometimes, I wake up and want more. I know you all feel me on this. And it’s in that moment that if we can just flip our thoughts to gratitude for what we do have in this moment, more will come.
When I realize that nature has it’s own pace, and we can’t rush the timing of the Universe, I can settle down and be more comfortable chillin in my hammock here in limbo. But everyday it takes waking up and re-reminding myself that everything in this moment is exactly as it should be.
There are so many places I want to go and things I want to do with my life, sometimes I think I’m over eager to accomplish them, instead of allowing everything to unfold in it’s proper pace. It’s all about the patience.
The moment that we find ourselves in right now, is a moment that is preparing us for what is to come. Therefore we need not worry what the future holds, all we need to do is be thankful for the present moment, trust in the process, and be patient.
So in this mellow moment, I’m going to offer up a recipe for some Meatless Monday motivation.
Yesterday I made these RAWKIN raw walnut meat tacos, with avocados, cashew nut cream, and fresh salsa my buddy made for me with veggies from his farm.
These where extremely tasty and gave me energy to keep working late into the night. You can find the recipe here.
You can put all of the ingredients into a Vitamix or food processor, however I enjoy chopping everything by hand, because it makes me feel more connected to the soul of the food. For those who remember my onion story, I’m sure this doesn’t surprise you.
The whole process of preparing a meal ideally will arouse all of our senses. We skip this mind, body connection when we pop something in the microwave, or get our meal via a drive-through window.
Our food, real food, has a soul, a vibe, an energy it wants us to feel and connect with. It’s not just about eating to get full; it’s about the love, the nutrition, the connection, the gift we are being given. We are not separate beings, we are all connected.
Can you try to feel this love, and appreciation, and connection as you prepare your meals and eat? Let me know if you give this RAWSOME recipe a try!
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Jennifer Marut spreads wellness and healing love through Ayurveda. Sign up for her health and happiness e-newsletter for daily inspiration. Her eBook helps guide Dharma seekers and beginners to find their life path and purpose. Learn more about her cause and you can also follow her adventures on Twitter. Namaste!