When I am in the kitchen cooking, I think about my mom, grandma, popo, and gung gung that have passed as they were the ones that influenced my food choices and the way I cook today. I feel extra connected to them when I am preparing my meal by carrying on with family traditions, and the small nuances of the secret ingredients that have been passed down through generations.
Just the other day I was having lunch with my dear friend Amy who mentioned this story and I feel compelled to share. While this story relates to the generations that have passed on their customs, it is also a beautiful story that enables us to grow into our own accord. The underlying statement of 'this is how it has always been done,' is an opportunity to check-in to see if certain practices are still relevant to our life today. Explore this question, 'are there any childhood beliefs that are no longer true for me at this time?'
Maybe allow this following story to support your process of self study and awareness building.
A young woman was hosting a dinner party for her friends and served a delicious pot roast. One of her friends enjoyed it so much that she asked for the recipe, and the young woman wrote it down for her.