Here is a fab picture of Srimala Maree’s coconut chia and raspberry pudding.
Big rain here in Wellington today. My dear friend Milan sent me this today. Sorry that I don’t have the author’s link yet… nonetheless, it is so so true.
A few days in, A few days to reflect…
What’s astonishing to me is that the food is not at all the issue I thought it would be. The sattvic kai (food) is really interesting and tasty, and, I am increasing my mindfulness everyday in caring about creating and eating quality kai – it’s starting to make a huge difference.
The most difficult aspect I’m struggling with is committing to attend challenge classes, my standing yoga classes, and, challenge potlucks!
My job requires working weekends on a range of field trips, some of them rare and priviledged. One cool field trip is in the middle of a Saturday challenge class and Sunday yoga, which is to excavate 50 individual extinct moa birds from a swamp in Taihape. A moa excavation of this kind was last done in the 1960’s! It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity, even for the seasoned archaeologists I work with.
However, a fellow challenger made a point in class, that it’s only 40 days. Does giving the challenge 100% require 100% pure committment and solidarity to the kaupapa, is missing a class, a potluck, inadvertently having a coffee or any blacklisted item, is breaking any of the rules once or a few times, less than 100%? For me it is, one class missed can easily lead to two classes missed, one coffee here is another coffee there, so until I have better control of my lifestyle its 100% on!
Excellent Terese! Thank you for you commitment. Your efforts will inevitably inspire others.