Take Your Head Out Of It And Allow Your Body To Be Like A Tree + Chilled Cucumber Chive Soup

September 19, 2017 / Molly Patrick /

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Want to try something different?

Go outside and find a tree, any tree will work. Just notice it. Look. Don’t question or judge the tree. Accept it for exactly how it is. Maybe it gives you shade. Maybe it doesn’t. Maybe it gives you food. Maybe it has no food to offer. Maybe its branches are long, maybe they are shorter. Maybe there are birds in it. Maybe it holds a swing for your kiddo. Maybe it’s old. Maybe it’s brand new. It doesn’t matter. Let it be a tree without attaching anything to it or judging it.

Before you come back to read the rest, give that tree five minutes of your undivided attention, and then give it gratitude for the very simple reason that it is here.

Do not read on until you’ve gone outside and looked at your tree for at least five minutes. 

Did you do it? Okay, onward.

Did you notice how the tree didn’t over complicate stuff?

It stood there, being a tree. It was exactly where it needed to be, doing its job brilliantly. It didn’t beat itself up, trying to be something it isn’t. It was unapologetic and steadfast in its reality of being a tree.

For whatever reason, that tree is part of this world in this particular moment in time.

And it is perfect.

Ready for part two?

Go into your bathroom, shut the door, get naked and look at your body in the mirror. Just notice it. Look. Don’t question or judge. Accept it for exactly how it is. Maybe it’s pink. Maybe it’s brown. Maybe it’s black. Maybe it has curves. Maybe it doesn’t. Maybe there are stretch marks, scars and birthmarks. Maybe it’s smooth. Maybe it has sags and dimples and wrinkles. It doesn’t matter. Let it be your body without attaching anything to it or judging it.

Before you read the rest, give your reflection five minutes of your undivided attention, and then give it gratitude for the very simple reason that it is here.

Do not read on until you’ve looked at your body in the mirror for at least five minutes. 

Did you do it? Okay, onward.

Did you notice how your body didn’t over complicate stuff? Your thoughts might have, but your body didn’t. 

It stood there, being your body. It was exactly where it needed to be, doing its job brilliantly. It didn’t beat itself up trying try to be something it isn’t. It was unapologetic and steadfast in its reality of being your body.

For whatever reason, your body is part of this world in this particular moment in time.

And it is perfect.

Allow your body to be like the tree. Let it do its job, unapologetically. With grace and imperfect perfection.

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Today’s recipe tips its hat and bids summer farewell until next year.

Plant Based Chilled Cucumber Chive Soup 

Author: Molly Patrick of Clean Food Dirty Girl

Ingredients

  • 4 cups peeled and chopped cucumber (625g)
  • 1/2 cup avocado (95g)
  • 3 tablespoons chopped chives
  • 1 teaspoon peeled and chopped ginger
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne powder

Garnish

  • Toasted coconut
  • Chopped almonds
  • Minced chives

Instructions

  • Place everything into your blender, apart from the garnish ingredients and blend until super creamy and soupy. 
  • Transfer to a container and chill in the fridge for a few hours. 
  • Serve chilled and top with toasted coconut, chopped almonds and minced chives before you dig in!

Wishing you a happy week and graceful resolve to appreciate you and your perfection as you are here and now.
xo
Molly

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