Food for thought is a good way to put it, since food often times offers me a time for reflection. When I cook I put my busy mind at rest and suddenly I start to feel the gentle company of peace, inspiration, creativity, and joy. I start to focus on the details of beauty and the joy of simple pleasures. So I start to have fun, to really enjoy what I am doing, wether it’s cooking, writing, reading, anything, as long as it’s creating or even transforming something.
Let’s take reading. Reading a book is not the same thing for everyone: you somehow have to be predisposed, you have to be open, a sponge like creature that is ready and willing to receive the hidden message in the words you read. Your readiness to receive depends upon many factors: your mental state, and also your physical state. A restful, serene, uncluttered mind is the best predisposed to absorb the magic that words convey, and that life, in general has to offer.
When your mind is peaceful you feel free, and your soul starts shining. Be free in order to be able to create with joy. In order to be a tool for the universe to manifest itself through you and show you the way to happiness an freedom. Act free, find freedom, be free.