Tuesday, July 12, 2016

The Smell of Garlic

Today i gave a talk on using garlic from your garden, specifically garlic scapes. Using a bag full of scapes, my food processor, and olive oil, the four of us made garlic scape pesto in a jiffy. We scooped it into containers. Everyone went home with a half-pint of plain garlic scape pesto, and the public space we were meeting in smelled deliciously of garlic.

Most of us learn best experientially, though of course, sometimes it takes many "experiences" for us to finally learn our lesson. (Ahem!)

The path of mindfulness is an experiential path. Of course, we can use our intellect to guide us and to understand our experience, but mindfulness happens through the body, even though it's called "mind"fulness.

Aware of the body, we breathe and smell the delicious aroma of garlic scape pesto.

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