Morning Inspiration: The Air Will Not Deny You
To help you ease your way into the week, here's an excerpt from a gentle poem by the Nigerian Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinke.
Read the full poem here. (Emphasis mine)
I remember a story about Ram Dass visiting his guru. In his early life, Ram Dass had had problems with overeating, a subject he mentioned in his early book Be Here Now. It was something he still occasionally struggled with while living in India, and thus, food was prime territory for healing. His guru was actually a big proponent of sweets and said that eating sweets helped calm anger. I think this helps explain why so many of us are drawn to sweet coffee drinks and sugary pastries in the morning and during that afternoon slump around 2-3:00 pm. Any accumulated frustrations we may have draw us like a magnet to something that will literally sweeten the deal for us. Are there other ways to seek the sweetness we need without needing to consume unhealthy foods? Or are their healthier alternatives (herbal tea sweetened with honey or stevia, a piece of fresh fruit) for gilding life with that extra sweetness?