I was having this conversation with some friends the other day, rushing through our days, rushing through our weeks, but most important rushing through our lives!! As we approach our work week, wishing our weeks away because we want our weekends to come. Feeling that life is passing us by, wondering why time goes by so fast.
It seems as if everyone wants the fastest way, the quickest fix, the shortcuts, even the procrastination with getting things done (or not done)!! Diets, what is the quickest way to loose weight, easiest way to get the pounds off or get into shape, the thought of "I want to do this and get it over with", not wanting to invest the time it takes to learn, grow, or understand the process. The process it what makes the experience, the process is what teaches us, the process is what gets us to the end result. We need to enjoy the process and we need to enjoy life, every day of it, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday... whatever each day brings and holds for us.
Don't RUSH, you will miss so much when you do!! When you put your brain in that rush mode, you miss things, you don't pay attention, you don't see what is there for you or right in front of you. There are so many things that this life you are living has in store for you, things that are just meant for you, don’t miss them. Slow down, live each day as it was intended for you, be in it, see it all, pay attention to it all. Experience your surprises in life, feel the things that were meant for you to feel, see the things that were meant for you to see, LIVE EACH DAY. Don’t wish them away, don’t rush through them, life is an opportunity you have been given to live, an experience like no other, don’t waste it rushing through it.
We don’t need to know why we do it, there are so many reasons why, we just need to stop rushing. There is a difference in getting things done quickly, or wanting to get somewhere fast or feeling that you are in a hurry, most of these things have to do with time. Rushing is doing something hurriedly, or acting with great haste, with trying to rush through most things, it affects our thoughts and our movements, the rush becomes more important than where we are going or what we are doing. This is when we miss things and don’t pay attention, trying to get from A to Z and missing all the letters in between. We need the whole alphabet in our life, we need to see, hear and feel all the letters, as the words connect us to life, just like we need all our experiences to learn and grow from. We don’t want to miss anything!!!
This is an old recipe share that I am sending again, because it is that time of year!
Pumpkin Sweet Potato Soup
2 sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
1 small pumpkin squash, peeled and cubed
2 tbsp olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
½ medium onion, diced
1 tbsp turmeric
¼ tsp ground ginger
¼ tsp curry powder
Salt and pepper to taste
Water or vegetable broth or both
Place cubed pumpkin and sweet potato on a cooking sheet. Drizzle the olive oil over the top and salt and pepper. Roast the vegetables on 425 degrees until tender.
Place the roasted vegetables into the blender.
Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a pan, add the onions and saute about 5 minutes, add the garlic and cook for another 30 seconds.
Add the seasoning to the blender with the vegetables, then add the onion and garlic mixture.
Put in 1 cup water/vegetable broth and blend, keep adding water/vegetable broth or a little of both until you get your desired consistency. You want it to be fairly thick. Salt and pepper to taste, or add more of the spices if you would like*
* You can play with this recipe and add any spice of choice, or more of the spices I listed, it doesn’t have to be exact.