When we encounter the someone who causes us pain it’s like seeing ourselves in disguise. With wisdom, we can see that the end of our suffering is actually contained within in our current experience. It’s a reminder that something is out of balance.
Are you consumed with chasing dreams that your forget what’s right here now? Without realizing it, I catch myself thinking so far into the future, that my present life loses balance. I discover a pattern of discomfort because I can get so caught up in the “dream.” Anything that is not part of that “dream” (which is now) is considered less important and does not get proper attention.
After completing a detox, I often reflect on how this experience is so much more than about food. Instead of counting down the days, like I used to in the early days, I approach this process more as a time of a self-discovery and view my actions from a mindfulness perspective. Looking through this lens reveals something meaningful about my relationship with food and my attachments. It’s about really paying attention, and practicing loving kindness with myself when the need for attachment in relation to food can be strong.
Now that I’ve hit the Day 5 mark of my Detox-u-mentary Project, I’ve been reflecting on the positive changes I experience when removing dairy and sugar from my diet. When these are out of the equation, it’s easy to make good choices, because what’s left is all the stuff we should be eating most of the time.
On my amazing detox journey, I’m grateful for the ability to have the patience to be fully present during this experience instead of counting down the days until I can enjoy coffee once again. This time, it’s different. I can’t quite put the feeling into words, other than to say that I’m content. There’s no grasping or clinging, and I’m open to each moment as it unfolds in a patient, mindful way.