Monday, May 26, 2008


I had many thoughts about what to write about going through my head. This one stuck: “ Life isn’t as serious as my mind makes it out to be”, from Eckhart Tolle in “Awakening Earth”.

We all go through crap in life, that’s how it’s supposed to be, that’s why humans have this range of emotions. You’re supposed to feel happy, sad, angry etc. Cut yourself some slack, okay.

Food Crisis or imbalance?

While trying feebly to balance my strained budget over the weekend I was examined a stack of receipts and bills to see what I was buying in order to come up with inventive ways to stretch the Trini dollar. What was really important, the MAC foundation that I trowel on each morning that averages about $83 per month or having some room to breathe.

We keep hearing that the world is in food crisis but really, are we? I suspect if asked to compare, refugees of drought, war and famine would beg to disagree. In short, we have managed to make many foods important even though they are not native geographically or can be considered treats not staples. If you are dependent on another man for your figurative bread you will always be hooked. Humans started life as hunter-gatherers; we foraged off the land and learned to live with what was available, seasonal, fresh, survival of the fittest and all that. Still the best way to eat if you think about it.


Why are we so willing to accept stress as a given? You can only be stressed if you allow yourself to be. The first lesson emergency room doctors learn is triage, you attend to the person most in need of help with the greatest survival rate. Translate that to your own life, what is priority, what can you defer. You only have one body, forget multi-tasking where you do a number of things badly.

You ever notice how people in dire circumstances very quickly weed out the extraneous stuff in their lives. Maybe we need to stop buying into the advertising and remember that things do not maketh man.

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