Sunday, February 27, 2022

On a Clear Day, Rise and Look Around You

On a clear day, you can see forever.  Some days nature wakes up sharp and it's easier to maneuver through her terrain.  Nothing feels that difficult when your mind wakes up clear either, even though everything is the same, as say the day before when you were wallowing in some mysterious misery.  These little moments of clarity show us how insane we operate on the day to day, many times, simply based on thoughts that flood our mind out of nowhere.  

For those days, I have started the Sam Harris Waking Up Meditation app (you can try it for free).  Only 25 days in, I can see how changing your identity to thought, alters your whole life in every way.  How you deal with others, how you process experiences, it is like the keys to the whole gaht'dang kingdom!  This allows me to get out of my own way.  I wouldn't promote doing psychedelics as a kid but I think the fact that I did experience them early on, I got a glimpse into this discovery that we are not the one behind our face.  We are not the who, we think we are and staring at yourself in the mirror while in a full on mushroom trip will make this abundantly clear to you, among other things.
I got a new phone, which takes better food pics and you can highlight the green beans (as above) or the chicken (as below).  Shake and Bake highly seasoned thighs baked over the chick peas on a rack and then sauteed green beans in shallots and mushrooms with ginger, garlic, soy and sesame oil, finished with toasted sesame seed.
Whatever you focus on today, if a bad thought comes to mind, just notice it and then let it go and watch it disappear like a butterfly. 

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