Physical digestion is most effective when we take in nutrients from our food and excrete what is no longer needed.
The same is true for digesting life. When we embrace all of our experiences no matter what they are and then let them go, we live a centered life.
The problem is that we hold on to both the positive and negative. Our mind ruminates on what happened, leaving no room for fresh new perspectives. We overflow with information, emotions and thoughts and we miss out of the present moment.
It is important to find ways to clear away some of the clutter. Think of it as rebooting a computer when it is not responding. Practices of meditation, breathing and yoga are quite effective at helping to make room for new experiences.
Thanksgiving is here and we will be around family and friends, which can bring up many challenges. Our mind is so busy that we eat and do not even taste our food which took hours to prepare.
With each experience, let go of what is not needed and have a Thanksgiving with only the leftovers that you want!
Let me know in the comments below how your Thanksgiving was. Were you able to stay present and let go of what you did not need? If not, what do you think stopped you?