hard on the heels of an unexpected downpour, and a splitting migraine, a burst of inspiration overtook me, and in less than thirty minutes, i wrote both the outline and the first chapter of a new book. patrice suggested the title and so i feel she ought to get a reward of some sort.
here're two of my favorite paragraphs:
As humans, we arrive with an innate need to nourish our physical bodies appropriately. A newborn human’s whole life centers almost completely on the need to take in food and eliminate its wastes. However, as we grow, we are frequently taught that the very appetite that kept us alive in those early helpless days is not to be trusted. We are taught to fear our bodies’ desires, wishes and needs. For many people, their appetite – of all sorts – becomes their enemy. And so many of us go to war with this most basic part of our human nature, as if it were something that needed to be controlled, tamed or conquered.
However, the human body is the physical instrument in which our Divine Spark is en-fleshed. A critical part of Knowing the Presence of Divine Spirit in your life is to embrace and accept your own human-ness, which includes the unique beauty of your physical body, as well as the appetite that keeps it alive. I (we) believe that all of us are meant to be Channels of Divine Love and Grace in this world. The more deeply we love and accept ourselves, the more we are genuinely able to love and care about others.
and furthermore, the war must end. blessed be.