(By Paolo Propato, LAc) People have been contacting me about finding the time to practice meditation. Being home in quarantine, many are still working, home-schooling their children, doing household chores, and the list goes on. St. Paul writes to "pray unceasingly." These moments of work, children and chores are great opportunities for practice.
Cooking with Love
In many cultures, cooking is a way to express love and to deny food offered to you can be perceived as a rejection of love. It is a giving of the Earth, our time and attention. What is Love, but a giving of ourselves? In this spirit I will share a passage from the book Spiritual Ecology: 10 Practices to Reawaken the Sacred in Everyday Life by Llewellyn Vaughn Lee:
Cooking involves all the elements. It is such a wonderful way to learn about the flow of life. It connects us to our past by using recipes that flow generation-to-generation and to our future, because it provides us with nourishment for tomorrow. All of that is done in the present.
Hopefully, we will all see each other soon and perhaps share some recipes.