Why I Carry a Fifty Pound Sack of Extra Me – Part 2


Chapter 2.  I sometimes eat mindlessly


I sometimes eat mindlessly or to tame  my mind.  My body is never as hungry as my mind is, but I feed my body anyway.  My mind says ‘what do I want’ and rather than sit in contemplation or meditation and listen for the answer, I move toward the kitchen and find something that my mind would find temporarily satisfying.  You see my mind is never truly satisfied, it is in a state of constant questioning, wanting, desiring but never wanting or desiring what is happening in the present moment.  And for a little while food is the answer. Food in the form of a memory- fresh hand churned peach ice cream made using rock salt and ice. Chunky gooey, cold and sweet…


ice cream maker

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