Also on the topic of food, today I remarked that I would like some chicken wings while at work because there was a sign above where we were sitting that advertised a chicken wing night in the long closed bar. I immediately added that it would have to be immitation chicken. One of my co-workers asked why I wouldn’t just indulge and even after I explained my vegetarianism she still thought I should have real chicken. Is it so hard to believe I’m a devoted person?
I must note now that I very much enjoy Trident’s new Splash line. Vanilla-mint and strawberry-kiwi are delicious. I’ve been an avid gum chewer since well back into juniour high. My taste has changed slightly in that time, with my perennial favourite Max Air always having a place though my lemon, cherry and cinnamon trends and my new liking for Splash. I’m always interested in new flavours, so let me know what you’d recommend.
My friend Alisha (who I must finish a website layout for) recently pointed me toward Daily OM, a “daily source for nurturing your mind, body & spirit.” Some of the articles are a bit watered down, and all are quite brief, but there’s still some good to be found there. In my short look around I found “Goddess of Infinite Compassion,” “Messengers of Light,” and “Selected Relations” to be memorable.
I have a great deal of respect for His Holiness the Dalai Lama and that is only increased when I read more of his words. He is truly an extraordinary human being and one of the greatest leaders we are blessed with. I included one of my favourite quotes by him in a recent entry and now wish to share another I’m finding especially important at the moment.
I’ve been meditating on compassion lately and noticing my failings in cultivating it. It’s often hard to notice our selfish moments and to disarm those actions that are selfish, but it’s necessary to better ourselves and to truly be part of the healing of this world. I hope to build the strenght to engage myself more deeply in cultivating true compassion.