Tuesday, December 13, 2005

in praise of homemade pumpkin pie

another cribbed post:

"each and every physical thing in the universe is composed of the same five elements: earth, water, fire, air, and space. we humans are formed from the same ingredients as a tree or a squirrel, a grain of sand or a drop of rain. the five elements in our foods nurture the five elements in our bodies. put differently, the elements that nourish us are the same elements that are within us. when we recognize this integral connection -- that we are sustained by the five elements of nature -- we understand that each bite of food is a blessing from Mother Nature. this realization is the beginning of sadhana, the foundation from which we start to build a spiritual life.

~from The Path of Practice: A Woman's Book of Healing with Food, Breath, and Sound, by Bri. Maya Tiwari


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