Do you think that if you would practice yoga every day you would be nothing but happy all the time? Well, call me naive but I thought so! And it is true. For a part. But only for a part… Bad news is that even with a regular yoga practice we can’t control what life throws at us. But good news is that with help of yogic techniques we can definitely control our response to all of it. We still have a choice.
The funny (or not so funny) thing about wearing a turban is that it makes you realize how judgmental the world is. And I’m sure you (without exception) are a part of it. You never caught yourself judging people only because they’re wearing something you dislike or you’re not used to? We are all judgmental.
By the fifth day of the green diet you’ve pretty much exhausted all the green options at your local market, so that’s when you head down to Chinatown.
There you’ll find your green options are off the charts. Probably cause you’ve never seen any of these babies on any chart unless you like to browse through underwater plant catalogues.
I read this amazing tale of courage about an American doctor who contracts Ebola working in a clinic in Sierra Leone. He recovers after coming very close to death in an Atlanta hospital and is released being declared Ebola free.
But two months later after experiencing excruciating eye pain, he finds himself back in hospital as they discover the virus still lurking in his inner eye. It’s a fascinating story about the incredible complexity of the human body but also how incredibly vast is the human heart.
My mother would be so proud of me. Last week it was Kingsday here in Holland and the only thing I bhought there is a pressure cooker. 10 euro. Brand new. A pressure cooker. That thing that cooks food very quickly. It’s huge and looks kind of dangerous. It looks like it could explode. Above all it makes very annoying noises which let every heart of a Bosnian immigrant melt nostalgically. Every good Bosnian household has to have one. Including me now. Wahe guru!
I got it right on time for all the green stuff I wanted to cook this week. Stuff like mung beans, green lentils, string beans, you know. Stuff that needs lots of time cooking. With the pressure cooker I could cook bigger amounts of food and put it in the fridge for next days. It saves time = money. And energy (gas/electricity) =money. In the end your investment in a good pressure cooker will pay off definitely!
It’s a week now that I’m on green diet. And today I suffer. I would really love to eat anything else but green. I’m longing for cakes. I want to have a nice warm goat cheese in my salad. I even caught myself thinking that I could secretly eat a piece of bread. Nobody would notice. My hand slowly slowly moved towards the cupboard. But hey! Hallo!? What am I doing? I gave my hand a little slap. I am not exaggerating here. My mind is unstoppable finding it’s ways out of this cleanse.
Last year started just great. In December 2013 I quit my regular job and started working as a freelancer. I was full of enthusiasm and thought I could have it all. January, February and March were great. I had my assignments. The freedom to work when I wanted. What I wanted. As I wanted. I had time for myself. I finally started a life I was kind of dreaming of.
Let us come back to day 6… after a few days of feeling great, light and focused I started to feel the craving of sweetness and experienced difficulty not thinking of my bad habits and wish to eat what I wanted.
Do you believe it if I tell you that I even started to dream about food. One night I dreamt I was hanging out with friends and all of a sudden, I was in front of a ‘Creperie’. It is not that I am that fond of crepes, not at all, but that night in that dream yes. I wanted a crepe and I ordered one, but at least with a green tea.