203: Times The Universe Was Oddly Satisfying

I’ve got posts about crystals and poetry in the drafts folder but here’s something that made me oh so satisfied. I think you’ll like it too. And if you want to take it to a spiritual level, you can use these little coincidences and perfections as a reminder that life is beautiful, chaos is balanced by perfection, and everything happens for a reason.

Presenting… The 31 Most Pleasurable Things That Have Ever Happened.

Enjoy.

This shelf that makes everything better.

#8: This shelf that makes everything better.

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Day 73: The Body Is A Brilliant Disguise

The word “I” is an abstraction, it is a brilliant disguise.

All words are abstractions. Here’s a TED talk to prove it. But you didn’t need me or that cute Indian man, to tell you that, it’s something you know deep inside. But as I’ve come to realize recently, there’s a difference between knowing and understanding.

This morning in meditation I realized that the times when I can’t make affirmations of my godly nature or perfect wholeness stick are the times when the abstractness of the word “I” is lost on my ego. I become wrapped up in this concrete idea of my Self and can’t even say the affirmation without disbelief or even sometimes, disdain.

Do this though: try to identify the one fixed thing that is described by the word “I”…

Did you come up with something along the lines of, “Me, this body!” That’s what I came up with too. But look at your body, which muscle is “I”? Is it your brain, your heart, your kidneys, or your liver? So tell me, which cell is “I”? It’s impossible to choose, you wouldn’t use a different word for your Self after losing an organ.

We can’t lock down a definite Self.

This is a beautiful realization. To realize that every time we use the word “I” we’re referring to a non-static, abstract, temporary collection of things is hard at first but incredibly freeing. Perhaps you don’t feel perfect right now, but if you’re able to let your Spirit talk your Ego into just two seconds of feeling perfect today, tomorrow it can be three. Next thing you know, it’s a whole day of perfection, then two, and suddenly, you understand the truth the Universe has been whispering all along.

Las Palmas, Canary Islands (c) Veronica Anderson

Las Palmas, Canary Islands (c) Veronica Anderson

Day 9: How To Eat The Perfect Salad

Well composed cathedral in Burgos, Spain (c) Veronica Anderson

Well composed cathedral in Burgos, Spain (c) Veronica Anderson

Step 1: Take everything out of the fridge.
Spread it all over the counter,
organize it however the fuck you like,
gather ingredients that are balanced in color and flavor.

Step 2a: Turn on the faucet so a trickle of cold water
graces your kitchen with its life-giving presence.
Step 2b: Wash each leaf of lettuce
with concern and love.

Step 3: Appreciate with appropriate awe
how much time went into planting, growing and collecting your produce.
Think about all the hands that gave energy to you
by means of these leaves and veggies.

Think about the unconditional love
that resides within the cells of your lettuce and how
after all these years, the sun never says to the Earth,
“You owe me.”

Step 4: Stop. Really see all your ingredients.
Feel your feet on the floor,
the weight of your hands by your sides
and your red roots of energy connecting you to the Earth.

Step 5: Inhale.
Step 6: Exhale.
Step 7: Inhale.
Step 8: Exhale.

Step 9: Pick up that knife
you washed in mindfulnessthis morning
and compose your salad
like the artist you are.

Step 10: Observe your composition
and admire the perfection,
the colors, the scents, the flavors;
anticipate the symphony of love awaiting your taste buds.

Step 11: Carry that bowl with mindful steps,
like it contains the sacred source of all life,
because it does.
Step 12: Give thanks, praise and pause.

Step 13: Eat those veggies already!
Step 14: Observe how the love embodied in those carrots
fills up more than just your stomach
an energizes more than just your muscles.

Step 15: Rejoice in that unique ability to create
which all humans possess.
Step 16: Remember what it means
to live love, abundance and perfection.

 

 

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