I get my beef and pork from a farm about 8 miles from my house. The animals are raised on grass and moved around the farm to care for the grass. They are raised completely on the farm and not sent off to fatten up in some feed lot. When it comes time to slaughter an animal, the “harvester” comes out to the farm and the animal dies in a non-stressed environment. Amazingly enough I can taste the difference in the meat of an animal that died happy, it tastes sweeter and more succulent. It makes me realize how important it is to the cells of my body to be happy and fulfilled in life. That my cells are sweeter and more succulent when I am happy and I have done what I can to create as stress free life as possible.
Last night I cooked a delicious pork roast with a roasted garlic rub and some baked potatoes from the farms and sauteed up some zucchini and shallots from Whole Foods. I sat down with Karen and we ate and talked and had a few stops for consciousness about the food. I must confess that I cleaned my plate and realized afterwords that the last 5 or 6 bites were more then I needed. So I am still learning how to be conscious and social simultaneously and sometimes succeeding and sometimes failing, and isn’t that the whole point’s