Medea’s Weekly Tonic for Mind Body & Soul: Versatility

I’ve been making some home improvements to my home office space this week, including repotting the houseplants that call my office, home. I was going to purchase a tall wooden stool to place one of the plants on, but decided instead to stack a number of shoe boxes on top of each other (with a few stones in them to give them weight) for a makeshift plant stand. I could sense a smile from the houseplant, which now has a better vantage point to catch some summer sunshine. Everything that comes from mother nature is made to be versatile, and so has a multitude of uses. We too are versatile beings, and just as those cardboard boxes have now doubled up as a pyramid-shaped plant stand, it reminds us that there’s no “one-size-fits-all” approach to our lives. By being open enables us to have new experiences, making us both versatile and unpredictable. Such openness is also an indication of living in the moment. So next time you go to make that meal you’ve made numerous times, listen for your inner voice that tells you to crush the garlic instead of chopping the garlic, to add the spices at a different stage in the cooking process or to slice the veggies in a different way. Same meal, new experience, different taste sensation and texture, successful outcome. 

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