A Tommy Moment
In 1969, the great rock band, The WHO, released the rock opera, "Tommy" about a mute, deaf, and blind young man who becomes a leader influencing millions.. One of my favorite songs from the opera is (hear/play:) "Listening to You"©1969. Tommy silently pleads "see me, touch me, feel me, heal me". He finally gets attention, by using the only senses he has left: to touch and to feel, ultimately becoming brilliant influencing millions:
"Following you I climb the mountain, ...On you I see the glory,
From you I get opinions, From you I get the story."
~ excerpt from "Listening to You"
Some days in this journey are harder than others. Some days I wake up energized, excited to try new recipes and tastes, while other days I feel defeated. The difference is always the same: motivation or lack thereof. There was nothing palpable to encourage my way. Have you ever felt this way? If so, you like I, need a "Tommy" moment. Something that will allow you to use your senses commonly, to enable you to climb your mountain and to see your glory.
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|Tommy moment: unexpected sunshine on a snowy day|
LemonGrate cabbage and carrots (slaw style). Peel and dice orange and apple. Mix ingredients. Squeeze fresh lemon over the top.
The salad was very delicious. The smell and taste of the lemon cleansed the palate allowing the combination of tangy apples and sweet, juicy oranges to supply an explosion of fruity flavor. The roughness of the carrots and the cabbage provided the right texture against the softness of the fruit.
When you make things elementary, it's much easier to stay motivated and to learn. Create your own tangible, sensorial, kinesthetic, practical reminders that will awaken or heal you and bring you to your senses.
Yoga: Third Eye (to feel and to see)
In Yoga, it is said that meditation gives you peace of mind, calmness, and a sense of well being. There are several types and methods of mediation each focusing on a different energy center of the body, one of which is the sixth chakra, the point on the forehead just above and between the eyebrows. This location is called the Third Eye or Mind's Eye. When the eyes are closed, this point is considered the seat of "concealed wisdom". It allows you to see and to feel, enabling you to retain energy and strengthen concentration.
To awaken, hear, see and feel your inner wisdom, using your third eye:
- Sit cross legged (lotus pose-if not possible, sit comfortably on chair or bed)
- Keep your spine straight
- Close your eyes
- Inhale and exhale deeply three times
- Concentrate on the middle of your forehead around the area which is a few centimeters above the middle of your eyes.
- Keep your eyes closed and draw both of your eyes towards this center point of third eye (just look upwards with your eyes closed focusing on the point between your eyes).
- Once you have achieved this state of stillness, you will feel as if you can see your thoughts...just like a screen appearing before you. (source: mediationiseasy.com)