Re: Watchin the fires and researching orality
Thank you for all the responses. Lemme see.... money... not too worried about that at all, feel pretty good about it. Sex... that's taken care of - by my hubby! And only by him. No worries. Food... now there's one I struggle with, and I look around me at the epidemic of obesity and think if I'm average, only a few extra pounds
(like 15) from being quite slender and most people are way bigger/less fit than me, it seems almost EVERYONE has not mastered the food thing! And many of the people who are skinny are that way dysfunctionally. So I work on that.
If you do find a good spiritual book that addresses that, please do share. I like Buddhism very much, but my preference with spiritual readings is to read things that have a very practical sense to them, minus much of the dogma. Most religious books require you to learn their jargon before communicating concepts in their special terms that could be just as easily communicated in laymen terms for people not in that religion. Still, I would read something relevant. I believe my food issues are in a big part another 'distraction' as I discussed with regards to work & motivation. That's one aspect of it. Another is that once people are adults and making money, going out to eat and planning eating events are such a big part of social life, and pretty soon planning food is a big part of the day-to-day life. It's odd. When I think back to college, I didn't think about food nearly so much in those days. I didn't need a proper meal - just whatever was available. If I had that same lack of preoccupation coupled with my current preference to try and eat healthy, I'd be doing well.
I found it interesting that you made the connection between food and spirituality, as I want to conquer food and am always working on my spiritual progression. Anyway, this response is not so short and sweet, is it!!! Just some babbling, but yeah please let me know if you think of or find some good references. In the meantime, as recommended, I'll be checking out a book called "Loving What Is" with reagards to staying present. I understand the concept very well, but having something to read on a regular basis helps me keep perspective and helps me to practice the concept that I know intellectually, but do not have down to habit.
Take care, thank you for your replies. I'd be happy to let you bounce off me your spiritual thoughts/questions as well. :-)