I am sure you are all feeling as excited as I am for the weekend, perhaps for different reasons.
Friday is fabulous for me because it is a reminder I am preparing for a day of rest, which so happens to be tomorrow.
So what is so fabulous about Friday you may ask yourself? Lighten up; it’s just a name. I believe everyday should be fabulous. If not, then it is time to assess what is going on in your life.
Have you ever heard of “Primary Foods”?
Think back to a time when you were passionately in love. Everything was exciting. Colours were vivid. You were floating on air, gazing into your lover’s eyes. Your lover’s touch and your shared feelings of exhilaration were enough to sustain you. You forgot about food and were high on life.
Remember a time when you were deeply involved in an exciting project. You believed in what you were doing and felt content and stimulated. Time seemed to stop. The outside world faded away. You didn’t feel the need to eat. Someone had to come by and remind you.
Now think of a time when you were depressed or your self-esteem was low and you were starving for primary food. Even in good times when we come home at night, we often look into the refrigerator for something to eat, when all we really want is a hug or someone to talk to.
Imagine children playing outside with friends. At dinnertime the mother reminds the children, “Time to come in and eat.” “No mommy, I’m not hungry yet,” they respond.
At the dinner table, the mother feels that her role is to enforce the rules of good nutrition and instructs the children to eat their food.
Eventually, the children force down a minimally acceptable amount of food and rush out again to play. At the end of the day, the kids return, exhausted, and go to sleep without thinking about food at all.
• Elements such as a meaningful spiritual practice, an inspiring career, regular and enjoyable physical activity, and honest and open relationships that feed your soul and your hunger for living all constitute primary food.
• Every spiritual tradition that encourages people to fast during the year does so that individuals have time to reduce secondary food, thus allowing for a greater awareness of primary food.
The more of our primary food we receive, the less we depend upon secondary food. The opposite is also true. The more we fill ourselves with secondary food, the less we are able to receive the primary food of life.
Nutrition is a secondary source of energy. Primary foods, or nonfood sources of nourishment, are what really fuel us.
Please take the time to explore your primary foods and reflect upon which one/s need some attention…
Remember, everyday should be fabulous!!