Today’s post is really a continuation of yesterday’s, a part two. It is about how this day felt open and humming with energy because of the preparations that I made yesterday.
I prepared a week’s worth of meals last night, in barely two and a half hours, choosing to spend time in the kitchen so that I wouldn’t have to think about what I was going to eat the rest of the week or mindlessly grab fast food to consume.
I loved the difference I noticed today. Knowing that I had simple healthy meal choices readily available freed me to focus on other projects. After drinking hot lemon water and celery juice in the morning, I didn’t eat lunch until mid-afternoon. I took a break and ate when I felt hungry and not according to the clock.
The simplicity of the stir-fried chicken and vegetables with brown rice appealed to me. I was mindful. I took time to savor my meal, enjoying a cup of hot tea with my lunch. There was beauty found in the mix of colorful veggies in the red bowl, that nourished me at a soul level.
This afternoon I dumped the Red Pepper Chicken mix into the slow cooker. As I worked in my studio I enjoyed the tantalizing aroma of my dinner cooking without my involvement. I felt a surge of creative energy that enabled me to accomplish what I had intended to today and also deal with “stuff” that was starting to accumulate in my studio. I also created a couple of small vignettes, using treasures that I’m bringing home from Arkansas.
A simple life is calling to me…simple pleasures, wholesome food, movement, creativity, alone time, exploring as I travel, gardening. It’s an ongoing journey. I’m excited to see where it leads.