Problem⤑ Reality Check⤑ Solution

What is the most challenging “problem” or life challenge you face now?

There’s always a solution!

Optimization of the life experience we have now ought to be a top priority. Perhaps living in complete harmony with Mother Earth or maybe even each other. Is that too far fetched? Hard to believe it is impossible.

📖 ☞ Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience by Mihaly Csikzentmihalyi

Think about optimized income, free time, lifestyle, freedom, contribution and more. By going to the depths of our souls, it is only then and there, we realize that we hold the power of the universe within.

So what’s missing? Are you listening? What’s your true nature?

pursuit of attaining
either/or thinking
rules & answers
mistakes = failure
pursuit of letting go
ethics cause/effect
both/and thinking
questions & experiments
mistakes = living
The Yamas & Niyamas: Exploring Yoga’s Ethical Practice 
Deborah Adele

While continuing on this yogic self study and practice most recently– life has been one big synchronicity. From navigating thru a plandemic (declared on my birthday), relocating to another country– leaving everyone I love & everything I know behind, all the while.. consciously making some serious progress on this healizing wellness journey I committed to for inner peace + well being.

‘What May Come in Dreams’ photo by @rainbowcrash333 Circa 2008. Somewhere in Northern California

At moments of pure despair– during the shadow work, the active conflict phases… surrendering was the path of LEAST resistance. Trusting in the process– as always, surrendering, letting go of thinking, and just feeling…

….more than just feeling, but rather channeling. Like that feeling of KNOWING when you aced a test, or nailed that job interview. All those good feelings can be harnessed and channeled to ‘step into the vortex’ and into alignment with your highest self — Sat Nam.

“When you realize how perfect everything is, you will tilt your head back and laugh at the sky.” – Buddha

Once the reality check sets in, once acceptance to what is has happened, or is happening (preferably with grace), once we are grounded in gratitude or get through those moments we can then get out of our own way to find the zen we’ve been seeking, or experience that great opportunity life has to offer.

In this acceptance, each time I step into the kitchen I am an alchemist doing science experiments for wellness and learning. 🙌 And so, I share my kitchen experiments here with my readers in hopes someone tries and enjoys these recipes as much as I do; whether aiming to cook more, eat seasonally, eat more mindfully, or just try something new.

Made one of my favorite bistro classics with delicious caramelized onions! 👇

  1. Heat large pot on medium/high. Set timer for 30 minutes.
  2. Add ghee/butter. Once melted, add onions, sugar + salt. Stir to coat slices with fat. Cover the pot, let cook without stirring, for 10 minutes.
  3. Uncover pot. Stir onions vigorously every two minutes with caution until onions are perfectly caramelized and golden brown.
  4. To deglaze the pot add diluted balsamic vinegar & scrape remains from bottom of the pot. Stir in beef broth, thyme, bay leaf, & pepper. Cover and let simmer for at least 15 minutes.
  5. Make the toasts to finish by cutting 6 slices from a fresh baguette, spread with bit of Dijon mustard. Ladle soup into bowls, place toasts into bowls of soup, place pile of cheese onto each baguette slice.
  6. Melt cheese by using a torch! OR putting entire bowls of soup on baking sheet and into broiler for 3-5 minutes or until cheese is melted and begins to turn golden brown.

Let me know if you try this recipe!

As I continue to evolve, so will this blog, and I hope my subscribers truly benefit from it and enjoy what I share.

Want other seasonal + affordable recipes?

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Published by yogastonedusa

Certified-- 200HR-EYT, Wellness Coach, Horticulture Technician, Reiki + more Sharing love of yoga, wellness, and beyond...

One thought on “Problem⤑ Reality Check⤑ Solution

  1. The organic breakdown and transparency of this beautiful piece you’ve shared with us has brought me to tears. This is to date my most favorite entry you’ve written. Can’t wait to try the recipes. Thank you so much !!

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