Speaking of refrigeration, where would we be without it? Last week Thursday I discovered that the ailing refrigerator died unceremoniously. Clueless? Well, it was a slow slide into not working anymore. When I opened the door there was a faint whiff(?) what was that? I touched items on the shelves and they were warm – the thermometer read 60 degrees!!!
#@$%^&*****Most of the food went into the garbage. A very few items went to the neighbors. Phone calls, internet search for a cooler. Purchase cooler. More phone calls with people who were offering, after the purchase of a cooler, to loan me a cooler.
Keep it simple. The new refrigerator will be delivered tomorrow Wednesday. To make that possible, move furniture, unload a bookshelf, move the book shelf. Keep smiling. Sweat. Move more stuff. (Good that I had started weeding out stuff recently!)
Cooking is not possible without a refrigerator to store the fresh ingredients and leftovers.
What I noticed after I cleaned out the refrigerator was a paradigm shift in my little world. Such a small change brought home the Feelings that come with change. It felt good! Gave me a cleaner, clearer perspective about making changes. Even small changes can be freeing and inspiring. (No irony intended.)
Learning curve! Always be open, flexible and life doesn’t seem too bad. Ask for help, when needed. Someone always has what you may need. Like a cooler or a kind word of encouragement.
Thanks for stopping by my kitchen!
“No matter how bad a state of mind you may get into, if you keep strong and hold out, eventually the floating clouds must vanish and the withering wind must cease.”
― Dōgen Retrieved April 19, 2016 From GoodReads
More on Zen Buddhism:
Reverend Shohaku Okamura is a Dogen Scholar and Zen teacher who leads the Dogen Institute.
“The Dōgen Institute is the educational outreach arm of the Sanshin Zen Community. The Institute provides educational opportunities for all who are interested in the study of Dōgen Zenji and his teachings.”