HOLY HERETIC DEVOTIONAL- JULY 27, 2016-BE STILL
Compiled by Mercy Junction Justice and Peace Center Director Beth Foster
“If you truly get in touch with a piece of carrot, you get in touch with the soil, the rain, the sunshine. You get in touch with Mother Earth and eating in such a way , you feel in touch with true life, your roots, and that is meditation. If we chew every morsel of our food in that way we can become grateful and when you are grateful, you are happy.” — Thich Nhat Hanh
One of my favorite guided meditations is to plant my feet firmly on the ground, whether in a standing position or seated position … To visualize the roots that come out of the bottom of my feet, connecting me deep into the earth and to the ancestors and times that came before me. Then to visualize the rays that connect out of the top of my head to the sunlight and energy in the sky, providing me nourishment and protection from the heavens.
I love that visualization that reminds me of my connection to all the world and universe.
Today’s Action: Today, prepare a salad — filled with the season’s fresh greens and vegetables, whether from your own garden or the grocery store. Eat your salad as meditation. Contemplate the soil, sunshine and rain — the farmers and other workers — those who preserved the seed centuries ago, that produced your food today.
Sharing: How was your salad?
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