Frustration.....this is something I felt the past two mornings. It is a common emotion that occurs in daily life that we as humans have to learn how to deal with in a healthy way. The frustration that I have felt the past couple days wasn't from my husband leaving a dirty dish on the desk, my toddler not wanting to take a nap, the guy who cut me off on the freeway, or when that persistent sore throat just won't go away. Those are such small issues that I refuse to spend any energy being frustrated or angry when they occur. This frustration that I am talking about has been swirling inside of me for awhile now, to the point that I feel annoyed that it is even there. I want to let go. I want to put this frustration in a little box, lock it up, and send it off to sea. I especially want to release this frustration because at this time in my life I need to be my healthiest...mentally and physically (I will write more about this special time in a special blog tomorrow). I need all toxins out of my body right now and I believe that frustration to a point can be toxic. How do I let this go? How do I cleanse my mind and soul of something that has been bugging me so much?
I decided to read...I read an article and some passages written by Thich Nhat Hanh whom is a Buddhist monk, teacher, author, poet and peace activist. He is an extraordinary person with many amazing teachings to share with the world. After reading some writings from Thich Nhat Hanh, I realized that my frustration is my own. I need to take responsibility for it, embrace it, breathe, and release it. Sounds easy....it really isn't. So I am learning...I'm learning to meditate, breathe deeply, and let it all go. I am going to bring some things back in my life that I have pushed away..... yoga and meditation. Which all really ties together quite well. I have decided to make a small comfy space in my home that I will use in the early hours of the morning when I will get up before my family does for some thinking, reading, breathing, and meditation. And my first yoga class in several months will be tomorrow evening. I am making a better routine for myself and my family. This is all to better myself as a person, mother, wife, and woman. Don't get me wrong...I'm not this big ball of walking frustration. I am an extremely happy mama for I am so blessed with many amazing things and people in my life and I am so grateful for all of them. I just have a couple things that keep arising when I think I have let them go and every time they arise, I realized I haven't. So I feel it is time for me to conquer these couple things and move forward with a clean slate and a soul that is ready to start a new beginning.
Now for some organic sustainable food talk! And what a great way to nourish your body and soul but with some healthy delicious food. I think I might have become a foodie. I am okay with that! We have another great menu planned this week with some new and old recipes. Last week we had a couple fun things come up and so our menu plan got a little scrambled. That just means...we can move a couple recipes into this week, which makes it a little easier for me. Anyone found any yummy new recipes lately? Feel free to share some of them on here! I hope your love for organic healthy food is still growing!
MON- Breakfast for Dinner- Mexican Breakfast Casserole and vegetarian sausages
TUES- Alpine Mushroom Pasta
WED- Homemade Pizza with homemade dough and Garden Salad
THURS- Fish Tacos and homemade Spanish Rice (I will post my recipe this week)
FRI- Dinner at our wonderful friend's new home.
SAT- Pad Thai Noodles and Miso Soup (I will substitute the chicken for tofu.)
SUN- Rustic Italian Tortellini Soup
Peace, love, and understanding,
"Waking up this morning, I smile. Twenty-four brand new hours are before me. I vow to live fully in each moment and to look at all beings with eyes of compassion." — Thich Nhat Hanh