Seduction of Sharing
Who am I? What do I want? What is my purpose? What am I grateful for? These are THE essential questions, aren’t they? Begin every day with these questions and stay open to the Universe’s response. This is the beginning of mindfulness. Basic questions that make you explore something waaaaaayyyy bigger than yourself. Like what? Other people. Improving the human condition. The earth. The meaning of it all? If you have a mustard seed’s worth of interest, please please read on. I’m sitting on a balcony in Costa Rica at Seduction of Spirit meditation and yoga retreat which is hosted by Deepak Chopra. The title is lovely isn't it? Seduction of Spirit. I’ve decided to use the present moment to seduce you into sharing food!
A Deepak quote from one of his books— “When your soul is your internal reference point, you can harness the power of love and use the energy creatively for healing, transformation and evolution.”
I talk about mindfulness all the time and this quote sort of brings it all together. Eat mindfully. Share mindfully. BE Mindful. The essence of living a life purposefully is to Serve. Whether it is someone else or a bigger cause. If you focus only on yourself, and you are still seeking, I admit that it is time to look outside yourself.
The simplest, easiest most impactful way to begin is to Share Mindfully. Think about what you have and what you can give. Don’t even tell anyone about it. These small things are BIG practices. This is an entry point for anybody and everybody. Even if you’ve never stepped in a place of worship or meditated for a second in your life, you can still find your own path with just a little mindfulness.
Mindfulness is another term that connects you with the divine. It’s a bit of a misnomer because being mindful actually takes you out of your mind and into your spirit which is the best place to be all day long.
I KNOW that mindfully sharing food with others can serve in so many ways, that we can change the world right now. You know that feeling when you give someone you love just that perfect gift or note that touched them so much they cried? Or when you give someone on the street money for a meal or shelter. That feeling of doing good for goodness sake? You can do that every day. Not just birthdays or anniversaries. You don’t have to wait for Christmas or Thanksgiving to donate a basket of food. People need food EVERY day.
Or think about how you feel when you are stressed, or at a low point in need of help. Maybe you even needed help with moving, passing a class, or finding a job. When someone really takes an interest in you to help you achieve your goal it feels really really good. You know that you are not alone. This is the warm, velvety, soft and aromatic place of love we are all looking for. You’ve found it. Here it is.
Practice Mindfulness. Share with someone else.
UGottaEat...so eat mindfully.