Today, I’d like to share a recipe for a “Happiness Casserole. “ You start with your own personal casserole dish.
Begin by calmly stirring “NOWNESS” into your container. Nowness serves as a binder, keeping you in the present moment as you examine the familiar old staples in your recipe. Focusing on the NOWNESS, examine – without judgement –the bitter and the sweet: the bits and pieces of times gone by, elements that brought you joy or sadness in the past, components that you may find especially pleasing - like personal accomplishments or delicious times with kids or friends.
With the help of NOWNESS, continue to sample your dish. Feel free to remove any ingredients or elements that seem tasteless or sour. Once upon a time. they may have brought giggles and enrichment. Do they still add to the mix? Or have they grown stale - just basic life support, but nothing really too interesting. Take note of the satisfying flavors: ingredients that are tried and true. Leave them in the dish.