Are you digesting your day?
Teaching and studying Ayurveda and Indian aesthetics this year, I saw again how the process that produces rasa, “beauteous rapture,” is consistently seen as a digestive, alchemical one.
The raw elements of the senses and emotions are transformed through the subtle combination of relationships with others, with the natural world, and with the Divine. The result is a “fully cooked” experience, a unique combination of all elements that transcends their separateness and melts the heart in bliss.
Likewise, I’ve been wondering, do we really “digest” our days? Can we live slowly (i.e. soulfully) enough to allow the varied elements and experiences of every day to reveal their particular form of wonder and completion? If we are not allowing ourselves the space to do this, what are we doing?