Some have asked why I am not blogging more often. I have to say, one of the beautiful side effects of practicing daily meditation (at least for me) is that I have much less desire to “talk” and much more desire to listen and do. Always thinking my purpose in life is to learn and to teach, I am feeling like I have moved into a definite learning stage, and much of that learning is simply getting to know myself a little better, which I hope results in making me a better teacher–and a better human being. On a side note, it’s really incredible to see my cat, Roxburry, come running into my office when I say “I am going to meditate…do you want to come?” It just reinforces how important it is to have quiet time–and a routine. Just like kids, animals respond so well to a routine. And I am sure I hear her chanting her own mantra which goes “purr, purr, purr.”
To those that have asked for a Dillon update, I have just looked at his Facebook page (Team Dillon) and see that the doctors are pleased with the way the surgery went and treatment will begin next week. His parents appear to be holding up and no doubt all the support and positivity going there way, can only be a good thing.
It is Vegan (Feast) Thursday and I hope you will consider swapping out some animal protein at a meal or two today. You don’t have to replace your animal protein with a non-animal protein as most people eating way more protein than they need. Now that I am running 7 or so miles a week, I have introduced a once-a-week “noodle night,” for dinner. I buy the Publix brand broad noodles as they are egg free and eat them with some Earth Balance and nutritional yeast. Mitch has his with some butter and grated cheese. Hey, it’s not something I recommend daily, but once a week it’s easy, comforting and a great way to have an almost free meal. If you watch your portion control, the calories won’t even kill you. Conversely, too much animal protein, actually can….
Like my little friend Natey, make good choices! Know that your choices don’t only effect you. We are just tiny insignificant specs in a great big world…and we are all connected. Much love.