Meditative Monday

“Try to learn to breathe deeply, really to taste food when you eat, and when you sleep, really to sleep. Try as much as possible to be wholly alive, with all your might, and when you laugh, laugh like hell, and when you get angry, get good and angry. Try to be alive. You will be dead soon enough.”

-William Saroyan

This quote was intended for writers, but I think it could do all of us some good to follow it. What if we all slowed down enough to appreciate our food and didn’t eat on the road or standing up? What if we all lived each day with the intention to be aware of ourselves and emotions? What if we lived with a vibrancy instead of going through the motions. What if?


One thought on “Meditative Monday

  1. You can start right now.  Always eat sitting at the table, no matter what.  As your children get older, they will appreciate it.  As you know, I don’t-and now I can’t- rely on processed foods, and you don’t either.  Dinner time at the table will become a time to talk about the events of the day, and as the children get older, some of those events may be very serious and will need discussing.

    Life is a lot of work, no matter what.  My children have both told me, particularly Whitney, how much they appreciated the islands of calm in our lives, and dinner was a major part of that.  It was when I found out who was on drugs, or planning an abortion, or things of that sort.

    Would you like to stay here when your mom moves over to the motel?  Hannah, Connor, and Austin will be here, so it will be fun.  think about it.  What day do you plan to arrive?  Also, I’m sending a group email concerning activities.  Depending on which day you arrive, we will take Ronan to the zoo.  It’s amazing and he will love it.  Then, on Thursday, I’ll find out if your mother wants to go to the Designer Show H ouse with Karen.  You and I can go there-it’s about 45 minutes away-or we can take Ronan to the Cranbrook Science Center or to the nature center, which are both much closer.  Think about it.  

    Lots of love,


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