There is a Vietnamese proverb, “Tri tuc, tien tuc, dai tuc, ha thoi tuc.” That means, settling for “good enough” is enough. If we wait until all our needs and wants are met, we may wait forever. “Tri tuc” means “good enough.” “Good enough” means being content with the minimum amount necessary. Your shirt and pair of shoes can last another year. It’s all right for three or four people to share a desk for studying, there’s no need for each to have her own desk. Settling for “good enough” in terms of simple living will bring us contentment, satisfaction, and happiness immediately. As long as we think our lives are not good enough (materially), we will not have happiness. As soon as we realize our lives are good enough, happiness immediately appears. That is the practice of contentment.
In Vietnam there’s a school of Buddhism called the Four Gratitudes. Just by practicing gratitude, we can find happiness. We must be grateful to our ancestors, our parents, our teachers, our friends, the Earth, the sky, the trees, the grass, the animals, the soil, the stones. Looking at the sunlight or at the forest, we feel gratitude. Looking at our breakfast, we feel gratitude. When we live in the spirit of gratitude, there will be much happiness in our life. The one who is grateful is the one who has much happiness while the one who is ungrateful will not be able to have happiness.
Thich Nhat Hanh.
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Tempeh and avocado. So good!!
Back at it!
Quinoa with figs. And so begins my two day detox. Xoxo
Two main reasons I’m excited for my work out. New VS sport running shorts and testing how hydrating chia seeds in my water is. I may have overdone the chia seeds… Oh well :) Xoxo
what can i pair with it so its better?? hmmmmmmmmmm
Carob Brownie! Grain Free and Sugar Free
i need to make these! this is a reminder to myself to do so :) xoxo
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Raw Living Foods: Top 15 Nutrient Dense Fruit -
Top 10 ANDI Scores
ANDI stands for “Aggregate Nutrient Density Index.” An ANDI score shows the nutrient density of a food on a scale from 1 to 1000 based on nutrient content. ANDI scores are calculated by evaluating an extensive range of micronutrients, including vitamins, minerals,…
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Every seed you plant contains within itself an enormous amount of information about the Universe. Nothing made by human hands can compare with this information either in size or accuracy. Through the help of this data the seed knows the exact time, down to the millisecond, when it is to come alive, to grow, what juices it is to take from the Earth, how to make use of the rays of the celestial bodies - the Sun, Moon and stars - what it is to grow into, what fruit to bring forth. These fruits are designed to sustain Man’s life. More powerfully and effectively than any manufactured drugs of the present and future, these fruits are capable of counteracting and withstanding any disease of the human body. — Anastasia, Ringing Cedars Series (via rawlivingfoods)
I missed my juicer soooooo much! I’m that weird. :) xoxo
I went organic crazy at sprouts. This is kale spinach and tomato salad with an orange and avocado dressing. All with organic produce. Just look for the 9**** number to know its organic (5 digit numbers starting with 9 are on organic produce). Enjoy! Xoxo
A little morning yoga stretching, a short brisk walk/jog, some lunges and ab work= a great way to start the day :) xoxox
Kinda in love with my Florence and the Machine Pandora station for my workout this morning. That, or this negative ion watch my mom got me really works wonders. :) I love how therapeutic music and the gym can be xoxo
I just discovered how amazing and refreshing cucumber based juice is!! One large cucumber, one carrot, half an apple and two generous handfuls of spinach make quite the delicious juice! Paired with quinoa, asparagus, spinach and carrot stir fry tossed with some chia seeds, flax seed and shredded coconut. I’ve been putting chia seeds, flax seed and shredded coconut on everything lately. Oatmeal, salads, stir fry… So great! Xoxox