Blessing must arise from within your own mind. It is not something that comes from outside. When the positive qualities of your mind increase and the negativities decrease, that is what blessing means. The Tibetan word for blessing … means transforming into magnificent potential. Therefore, blessing refers to the development of virtuous qualities you did not previously have and the improvement of those good qualities you have already developed.
― Dalai Lama XIV
Thursday, February 13, 2020
I choose foods that help me thrive. “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.”
Eating for Balance
While we often learn about food from external sources, Ayurveda teaches us to trust the inner wisdom of our bodies, which insightfully guides us to make the correct food choices. Eating an array of colorful foods, rich in nutrients, that also provides the six tastes – sweet, sour, salty, bitter, pungent, and astringent – helps us align our doshas and keeps us balanced.
Just as conscious breathing invites greater prana, or energy, into our lives, so do nutritious foods and fresh, clean water. It’s important to make choices that are in tune with our bodies and eat with awareness in order to stay healthy and thrive.
Our centering thought for today is: I choose foods that help me thrive.
“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” — Hippocrates