SamSam continues to maintain her hummingbird vigilance.
My current read is The Great Gatsby. I hate when I see a movie before the book. Just as I thought, the Hollywood visual will not escape my mind while reading it.
I made Keto Lemon Cheesecake jars. SO FRICKIN GOOD. I tasted no difference from the real thing and it literally took about 10 minutes to make.
Using a mixer, blend: 8oz cream cheese, 3 tbsp heavy cream, 1/4 cup lemon juice, 1/4 cup Stevia, 2 tbsp melted coconut oil, 1 tsp lemon grated lemon zest (optional). Set aside. For the crumble: 1/2 cup Almond flour, 1 tbsp Stevia, 1/8 tsp salt, 1 tsp vanilla extract, 1 tbsp melted coconut oil. Use a fork to blend into a crumble. Layer in a jar and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
Speaking of food, Sr. Elizondo made one of my favorite soups: Pork, Squash, and Corn. I’m set for quite awhile!
I finished my 40 day Kirtan Kriya Meditation, along with my gratitude journal. Next milestone: 90 day.
When confronted with rules, limits, boundaries, and hard lines, do we rage, fall asleep, disassociate, blame? Cry? Scream? Give up? Bang on our pans at 7 p.m.? All perfect responses. But then what do we do when the anger subsides, our tears dry up, and it’s 7:05 p.m. and we’re still quarantined and afraid, or sick, and alone?
The Buddha said, “Better to live one day seeing the rise and fall of things than to live a hundred years without ever seeing the rise and fall of things.”
What do we do when everything we use to distract ourselves from the fact of our impermanence is taken from us? Not because we signed up for a Zen retreat, but because of war or disease?
For a culture endlessly intrigued by mindfulness, and by the allure of being truly present, this is our moment. For once, there’s nowhere else to be.
by Bethany Saltman(you can find the full article on Goop)