May 6, 2022
Sarah Dwyer knows all about creating an environment that feeds the soul, heart, mind and body – and just how important it is to satiate the curious mind, enjoy the process of taking one day at a time and having fun with whatever brings you joy – a beautiful blend that help create a magical elixir to activate ways to restore and make the most of life.
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The Tao of Pooh and the Te of Piglet
Extract about enjoying the process from ‘The Tao of Pooh and the Ti of Piglet’
“What do you like doing best in the world, Pooh?”
“Well, said Pooh, what I like best …” – and then he had to stop and think because although eating honey was a very good thing to do, there was a moment just before you began to eat it which was better than when you were, but he didn’t know what it was called.
The honey doesn’t taste so good once it is being eaten: the goal doesn’t mean so much once it’s reached, the reward is not so rewarding once it has been given. If we add up all the rewards in our lives we won’t have very much. But – if we add up the spaces between the rewards, we’ll come up with quite a bit. And if we add up the rewards and the spaces, then we’ll have everything – every minute of the time that we spent. What if we could enjoy it?
It doesn’t mean that the goals we have don’t count. They do, mostly because they cause us to go through the process and it’s the process that makes us wise, happy or whatever. If we do things in the wrong sort of way, it makes us miserable, angry, confused and things like that. The goal has to be right for us and it has to be beneficial in order to ensure a beneficial process. But aside from that, it’s really the process that’s important. Enjoyment of the process is the secret that erases the myths of the Great Reward and saving time.
What could we call that moment before we begin to eat the honey: Some would call it anticipation, but we think it’s more than that. We would call it awareness. It’s when we become happy and realise it - if only for an instant. By enjoying the process, we can stretch that awareness out so that it’s no longer only a moment, but covers the whole thing.
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Theme music ‘Joyful’ by TimTaj from Pixabay