The Joy Diet – Feasting

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Where does time go? I missed the posting of the last chapter of the Joy Diet. I would definitely not want to miss out on the Feasting. I very much enjoyed Martha Beck’s book and the last chapter is a sparkling finale. So here is my round up.

Here is how Martha describes a feast: It is not the presence of food or drink that makes a joy diet feast but a sequence of 3 elements: celebration, nourishment and thanks.

A feast is a ritual that sets an activity apart from ordinary life in a way that emphasizes beauty and pleasure for those that participate.

Feasts touch all the senses of taste, smell, sight, touch and sound. I would also add the sense of feeling. The joy diet feast is anything that physically, emotionally, intellectually and spiritually feeds your true self.

Here are a list of my feasting ideas:

Feasting on food

1. Green Smoothies

2. Indian Food

3. Herbal Tea

Feasting on Beauty

1. Everything in Nature

2. Beautiful Art

3. Beautiful Clothes

Feasting on Rest and Relaxation

1. A bath with essential oils – Aaaah!

2. A nap

3. Reading an inspirational book

Feasting on Brain Candy

1. People watching – love the diversity of humanity

2. learning about different cultures

3. Enrolling in classes of subjects I love – I am a life long student

Martha ends with a Feast of love – any instant human beings exchange affection. It will be the experience that will make you glad that you lived.

I am so glad I am alive. The purpose if life is joy and I love the encouragement to sit and feast on our life! 🙂

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