The globe is spinning and spinning and spinning . Where will we stop off today to find some secret global happiness?
SECRET TO HAPPINESS: BALANCE AND MODERATE YOUR LIFE AND BE FLEXIBLE
TRADITION : OBANGSAEK (TRADITIONAL FIVE COLOURS IN HARMONY)
DATE: EVERYDAY 🙂
CELEBRATED IN : KOREA
I had a hell of a weekend. I don’t know how I got through Monday but I did.
YAY! I’m still alive.
Not enough hours in a day to do all the things I want. And I want to do A LOT. I’m sure I am not alone.
Who doesn’t feel a bit unbalanced these day?
We have our children and family duties
Work obligations and commitments/ volunteering
Organising weddings and holidays
Planning and working on our goals
finding time to take out the time to blog and find a balance and catch up on blogs
Scream at incompetent professionals who can’t get a medication change right
Find time to eat
find time to read all those cool books we buy
find time to exercise
It goes on and on and on…..
I don’t know about you but it feels like I work way more than I play.
I love to play. I feel like I am missing out on so much.
Doesn’t this image below make you want to down tools for the day and release that goofy inner child of yours?
Getting out is more of a privilege. The computer is our master. I’m starting my first out of four day training on co-facilitating support groups today.
I’m amped – it’s going to be a long one today and Wednesday too -10-4pm. I usually run home, exercise and then hit the blogging world. Oh but what about my family?
Any western personal growth guru worth his chakras, will dictate how important self care is.
Seeking harmony through balance has been ‘a la mode’ for longer than most of the top western gurus ages combined.
Cultures across Asia believe that the five elements
are the energy filled building blocks of the universe.
In Korea – the obansaek (traditional five colours)There are five colors – known as ‘O-Bang (meaning ‘five direction’) Saek (meaning ‘color’) – which are considered especially significant
.These five colors are blue, red, white, black, and yellow. You will find these colors to be prominent in ‘Hanbok’ (Korean traditional attire), Korean paintings, musical instruments and festivals, architecture, flags and traditional symbols, and of course – Korean food!
These five colours and elements correspond to to our five basic tastes
This seem to be turning in to a food blog post -not my domain at all….
There is a point to all of this – bare with me , PLEASE!
So, what the Koreans cooks do is balance all these components into one dish, which they believe creates harmony in both colour and taste. This helps them draw power and promotes happiness and health.
Of course not all of us,( me included ) wants to spend hours cutting carrots and other colourful vegetables as a meditative exercise.
I don’t think there would be any food left if I was left to the chopping and cooking,in all honesty.
How boring is peeling potatoes? zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz already snooozing thinking about it.
I’m not going to get stuck with the tear gas –
here you can have the onion 😀
The question to ask yourself is:
Which elements in your life do you consider to be out of sync?
Do you spend most of your time on your career and neglect your family?
Do you do a sterling job on improving your physical health but neglect the spiritual health side of your life?
The message is simple: There is a lesson to be learned here.
I AM PAYING FULL ATTENTION BECAUSE I REALLY NEED TO FIND BALANCE
Maybe we can learn a big lesson about this colourful cuisine..
By simply mixing it (food) up more equally can be a beautiful thing; not only pleasing on the eye but enough to feed the soul and nurture more balanced and harmonious experiences.
catch up with you all later 🙂 have an epic Tuesday