Today, Shira and I decided to stop drinking coffee (again ; ). I have struggled, in the past, with
not drinking coffee. This morning I feel inspired by my sister's experience. Today, Shira had an
amazing insight towards our relationship to coffee and the
processes that it contributes to. After her morning cup of coffee, she found herself searching her mind for a
worry. Any worry, as long as it would fill the worry processes' need. "Wow," I said, "You have really seen
through a trick that the ego can play on us." The trick that we need to find, yet another, worry to survive life.
Caffeine contributes a bodily response to an already partly-physical process of anxiety. "Why do I want to
add to that?" I don't know about you, but I sure don't need to throw any more fuel on that flame. Looking at
my relationship with coffee, I believe that at some time I created, in my mind, that the effects I get from
caffeine give me something that my ego thinks it needs to survive. So I am going to be kind and say "yes" to
all the feelings that arise during the day without coffee; knowing that I don't have to act a certain
"caffeinated" way to be enough. <3
P.S I'm drinking organic sprouted barley tea at this moment and loving it!