Thoughts rise to the surface
clouding the mind
a little bit of this and a little bit of that
takes up all my attention.
Feelings occupy too much space
leaving none for intuition,
emotions emerge from the past
pulling me in many directions.
A sense of loneliness
envelops me in a tight embrace,
I begin to believe for a moment,
that I’m disconnected
from divine love and grace.
An ache a longing a burning
fills my every cell and pore,
flows through the body as pain
and almost touches my core.
I sit still for hours
letting it go
letting it happen,
witnessing this detox all over
my words flow by themselves,
without reflection or time given
to thoughts…the heart lies open,
blood follows its path in veins
warm, the bird flies to distant skies,
soaring above the petty and the trivial,
then in one instant of recognition
touches the earth of my body, kisses
my flesh and tickles my cells, embracing
form and containing emptiness, all one…
i look in the mirror and melt with a stroke
of compassion, for all those moments
when i turned away from myself…
who stares back at me now ?
my original face…
SPICY QUINOA – with turmeric, garam masala, sea salt, onions, green peas, red peppers and fresh coriander, a few raisins and cashews in there too, all topped with goats milk yogurt with a drizzle of chili oil – healthy delicious high protein lunch, all in one!!! Gluten free too
Self Service – Okra is one of my favorite vegetables to cook in the Indian style and served with a lightly spiced tangy Red Lentil Dal, it makes the perfect accompaniment with flat breads like Rotis, Tandoori Parathas and Naans or some Cumin or Saffron Rice.
All paths lead to the center,
all experiences show the way,
of how we are meant to be…
I wonder – why then do we doubt,
instead of reaching out…
embracing, including others,
and journeying in joy together?
All the cells in our body change,
every 7 years our body renews,
not a single cell remains the same…
I wonder – who are we?
who is it we hold on to so tightly?
Why do we resist the flow,
when what has been, always goes?
There is no lack, nothing missing,
everything is as it should be…
I wonder – what are we looking for,
all the time, high and low,
when we are already ashore?
Why do we yearn, ache and long,
instead of simply singing our song?
I have wondered before,
I wonder again,
I knew the answers before,
yet i question again.
It is a spiral we evolve upon,
and often i need to remember,
for often i forget as i walk on…