No recipes this week. I was talking to a friend of mine, trying to quiet my mind so I could hear what I was supposed to blog about. There have been days that my life has felt like a hot dish in a microwave, as I have tried to get through a rapidly increasing number of projects and tasks in a very short amount of time.
Sometimes managing your life can look much simpler then it is. As a friend of mine said this morning, “I cannot explain how hard it is to get a hot bowl over of the microwave. One day, I swear, I’m going to drop one.” We all have those phases in our life when what should be a simple thing, tend to become complicated, because our “dish” has become overheated with demands.
Maybe that is why the Microwave Grip Set spoke to me this morning. To use them all you have to do is slip them over your fingertips and thumbs before you take a hot dish out of the microwave. The raised bumps and ridges give you a secure hold, and your hands stay safe from the heat. The grips are easy to wipe clean, or you can run them through the dishwasher
It dawned on me this morning that when I practice them I have my own microwave grip set of spiritual practices in my life. When I practice meditation, mindfulness, balance, and play in my life, I am better able to handle the hot dish moments in my life. It is when I am not practicing good self care, not eating properly, doing my exercises, getting adequate sleep, and remembering to ask for what I need that handing those “hot dishes” becomes challenging and I can easily drop at least one.
The bumps and ridges which enable me to get a secure hold are my spiritual and personal self-care practices. They are what keep me safe in the hot and time pressured phases of my life.
Like the grips, when the pressures of everyday life get my schedule and spirit a little “dirty”, I also have the ability to wash them and bring myself back in balance, so that I will be present and available the next time I have to take a hot dish out of my daily microwave.