While I have been a bit unplugged from social media, we have been back in town since last Wednesday and I have been back on my regular work schedule since Thursday. So yes, I will be at the gym for all my regularly scheduled classes this week and for as far as I can see! It is definitely Ellen’s turn to take vacation next (though that is not until May).
Whenever I am on vacation or spending real quality time with friends/family, I try to unplug from almost all technology. My photos suffer from this choice, but everything else benefits. I have noticed that people seem to look at at their “devices,” and then often are annoyed. Whether it’s an email from work, a voicemail that could wait, or a post on Facebook, our “device” often alters our mood, even if just for the moment.
So if I have missed your birthday/anniversary or a special Facebook holiday–(as if Hallmark holidays weren’t enough!) I apologize and send you lots of love and good wishes!
One thing I have not detached from is the 21 day meditation challenge. While I am a couple of days behind, I have managed to stay on it and today my centering thought was “I find myself in a world created by love.” I am not sure exactly what has happened in our world to cause some to think ANYTHING is more important than love. I do know love begins in our own hearts. The quote shared on the meditation site is timely—
“This world is in deep trouble, but it can be swiftly healed by the balm of love.” RUMI
So as you go through your day, and I do understand that we have become dependent on our “devices,” notice how you feel or what you see in others after they check their messages, or catch up on social media. Awareness is EVERYTHING. Whatever doesn’t serve you—let it go! And above all else, remember that love IS the answer!
I admit to being conflicted about the importance of un-plugging, yet still opting to blog. So please read or don’t read……whatever makes YOU happier! Namaste
People would be surprised to see how much VEGAN food they really eat–but somehow when you attach the word VEGAN to food, most people just imagine tofu and lettuce. So I am positive the word VEGAN denotes negative thoughts to many non-vegans. This really needs to change.
If you like peanut butter, bagels, salads, pasta, hummus, fruits, potato chips, popcorn, oreos, rice and beans, french fries, hash browns, chick peas, vodka, coffee, pretzels, nuts, raisins, ghiradelli chocolate chips, english muffins…I can go on, but I think the picture is clear, then you already are eating many naturally VEGAN foods. I just had a peanut butter and banana sandwich on nice grainy bread–absolutely NO sacrifice there!
My intention is not to try to convert people. It’s simply to bridge the gap between the animal eaters and the non-animal eaters. So many people ask me what I eat…my simplest answer is I eat most everything you do, except the foods that came from animals.
We all have so much more in common, that what divides us. Peace out and if you can look at the above list and put together an animal free meal today, that would be an amazing way to help so much more than the animals. The earth and YOUR BODY will both benefit….from even just one meal. Because ALL MEALS MATTER (and so do ALL animals)
Does this look like sacrifice?