Let there be
into the quiet
that lies beneath
where you find
you did not think
and see what shimmers
within the storm.
~ Jan Richardson.
~ Painting by Robyn Chance
"Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished" Lao Tzu
Do you feel that your to do list is endless and overwhelming?
Is your mind feeling scattered and pulled in so many directions? Are you finding yourself impatient to get things done and feel as though you never get enough done? Yes I can relate to this too!
Start your day by prioritising something that will generate ENTHUSIASM and ENERGY, SUSTAINS you, makes your HEART sing and sparks up your PASSION.
Choose a regular time each day to do a practice such as yoga, meditation, deep breathing, walking, singing, dancing, something that unites your body, mind and energy.
When you connect with FULL AWARENESS through MOVEMENT and BREATH, it will help you to get out of your head and into your HEART.
Ask yourself what tasks need to be done to ensure your life FLOWS and that you are in alignment with the day.
Prioritise from your HEART instead of your head to avoid mental tension and headaches.
Choose the tasks that are most important, pace yourself and trust that everything does happen in perfect timing... even
if you can't always see it at the time.
Don't worry if you can't complete everything you'd hoped to
by the end of the day.
What can you bring to this day to align?
“Patience is the calm acceptance that things can happen in a different order than the one you have in mind” David Allen
4 Tablespoons olive or coconut oil
1 teaspoon mustard seeds
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
1 teaspoon coriander seeds
half teaspoon fenugreek seeds
1 fresh chilli chopped finely
1 red onion chopped finely
1 teaspoon curry powder
1 teaspoon turmeric powder
3 cups red lentils (washed & drained)
1 tin chopped tomatoes
1 teaspoon salt
juice of 2 - 3 lemons
2 Tablespoons grated ginger
3 cloves crushed garlic
coconut milk (optional)
fresh coriander (separate stems from leaves)
Heat large pot on medium heat, add oil, mustard seeds, coriander seeds, cumin seeds & wait until seeds stop popping (be careful not to burn them).
Add fenugreek, chilli, onion, then turn heat down a little & simmer till onions are soft & aromatic.
Add curry powder & turmeric powder to spice mix & stir. Then add lentils & stir.
Follow with tomatoes, salt, lemon juice, ginger, garlic, coriander stems then 6 cups of cold water.
Bring to boil & leave to cook on low heat covered for about 45 minutes, till lentils soft.
Add more water or coconut milk if necessary.
Add fresh coriander just before serving or use as garnish.
Serve with rice or grain of your choice. Enjoy!