Some things just need to be shared.
Like this video I stumbled across last week (actually, total lie, I’m a massive of Chase Jarvis, and stalk him for his honest and inspiring vision on an almost daily basis), and then falling upon this book which I saw floating around Instagram a couple of weeks before (it quite literally) fell into my hands last weekend.
“My job – our job – is first and foremost to simply define the dream, specifically the end result, in every imaginable detail.”
Inspiring stuff, eh? No, but really. It’s funny, crazy, bizarre and almost awe-inspiring how, when we’re connected, switched on, open, wanting, things to happen, things, messages (the right messages; answers) almost fall into our lap when we need them the most. Sometimes? Sometimes we have the answers deep down inside ourselves already, but almost always we need some kind of external force to get us going, to let us accept the things in our lives we’ve been saying no to for so long.
That being said. It’s been a week (or two,
or maybe three) of huge terrifying clarity and decision making for me. Despite chronic illness and the terror or not knowing what tomorrow will bring and in what form (though in reality, do any of us know what tomorrow will bring? Nah.), waiting for chronic illness to just do it’s thang isn’t what this life is all about, and it only leaves open space for rumination. Life is for living, and how many times do we get told that we only get one chance?
I’ve made some (rather large) solid plans for next year that involve pursuing
one two three things that I’ve not only been putting off but avoiding, pushing away, for a very, very long time.
I love, love how our view of the world (and ourselves) change as a result when we open ourselves up to hope, and oppurtunity and say “yes!“. When we believe we can. When we believe we deserve we can. Why not us?
Of course we can; we are not better or less than anybody else, after all.
“Enjoy your life today, by living your dreams to the degree you prsently can, is perhaps one of the most powerful things you can do (toward expanding your belief system).”
→ 1 head cauliflower
→ 1 medium yellow onion, sliced into thin wedges
→ 2 garlic cloves, minced
→ 1-inch piece ginger, cut into matchsticks
→ 1 tablespoon grapeseed oil
→ 2 carrots, peeled + sliced
→ 2 tablespoons mirin
→ 1 tablespoons curry powder
→ 1 cup vegetable stock
→ 1 can organic chopped tomatoes
→ 1 can chickpeas, drained + rinsed
→ handful spinach
→ salt + pepper
→ chopped fresh corriander
- Prepare cauliflower by removing and discarding outer leaves and inner stems. Cut florets into small pieces and set aside.
2. In a large soup pan over a medium heat, saute onion, garlic and ginger in oil until soft (about 3 minutes). Add carrots and sauté for 2 minutes until soft and brown. Add mirin, curry powder, vegetable stock, tomatoes and chickpeas and stir to combine. Bring stew to simmer, fold in the cauliflower and spinach and cook until the cauliflower is soft (about 5 minutes). Season to taste with salt and pepper and serve with fresh chopped corriander.