Carrot cake and not hanging on too tightly!

I have been meaning to share the low fat, moist carrot cake recipe with those of you who enjoyed this wonderful cake at the Yoga "class on the grass" a few weeks a go now.  It is Delia of course and you can check out the recipe, which is dairy free if you don't add the topping, at  Happy baking!!

Also, following on from my posting the other day, I wanted to share this wonderful story with you from Cyndi Lee's marvellous book, "Yoga Body, Buddha Mind", which further addresses the whole concept of letting go...

"Julia Butterfly-Hill discovered how to do this during her two-year residency in Luna, a thousand-year old redwood tree in northern California.  Julia was committed to living in the treetop for as long as it took to convince the Pacific Lumber Company to stop destroying old-growth forests and causing disastrous environmental problems throughout the region.  In early 1998, more than sixty days since she had touched earth with her own two feet, she heard radio warnings of seventy-mile-per-hour storm winds coming her way.  her survival instincts told her to climb down, but she was afraid that if she left Luna, the tree would be cut down.  She recounts her experience in her book, The Legacy of Luna...

...I was trying to hold onto life so hard that my teeth were clenched, my fists were clenched, everything in my body was clenched completely and totally tight...I knew I was going to die...Had I remained tense for the sixteen hours that the storm raged, I would have snapped. I started to picture the trees in the storm, the answer began to dawn on me.  The trees in the storm don't try to stand up straight and tall and erect.  They allow themselves to bend and to be blown with the wind.  They understand the power of letting go...Those trees and those branches that try too hard to stand up strong and straight are those ones that break...Learn the power of the trees.  Let it flow.  Let it go.  That is the way you are going to make it through this storm. And that is the way to make it through the storms of life".

Have a lovely weekend.

Ross DespresComment