Meal Plan Monday
I’m home from Bhakti Fest! (Photos and camping meal plans to follow.) It was an enlightening weekend because I was able to observe my reaction to a perplexing situation: I wanted to bolt, to drive home ASAP but I was responsible for staying through Sunday night. I felt claustrophobic, like I was going to die if I couldn’t leave the situation. Yes, that’s a bit dramatic… but feelings aren’t logical.
So I put some of Tara Brach’s teachings into play: I sat with feelings that I really wanted to run away from and I observed my wanting to leave, wanting to run away from uncomfortable or unfamiliar feelings. And I recalled times in my past when I felt similar and reacted by running instead of sitting with the feelings and observing my body’s reaction. And I recalled times I couldn’t run because the feelings were inside me, so I’d hurt myself. It was just another way to mask the situation. It was all very interesting to notice this about me.
I’m not sure I quite figured myself out or have the answer, but I stayed. And I’m still breathing.
Monday | Tomato beef soup
Tuesday | Chicken salad
Wednesday | Leftovers
Thursday | Chicken wings and a salad
Friday | Pizza for E and a big salad
Saturday | Tuna Salad
Sunday | Party for members of The Yoga Place at Hennes Park! So it’s a surprise.