Journeying from Marrakesh to London…

I rose just after 6am and set off into the nearly light uneven streets that are now familiar to my feet… Cats strolled about – I crossed the vast emptiness of the big square, with the feel of a day starting to roar into life – and ran towards the mosque

Most of my route was on cobbled ground – just 2k of it smooth as an ice rink – but warm to my feet – sandy brown.

My feet don’t mind the cobbles now; in fact they have an almost triumphant feel about them as they run over the ground that they struggled with only three months ago…

They seem to have the ‘bit between their teeth’ and the miles have flowed easily this week… Already with two days of the week left I have covered 42 miles…

The running is just happening, and as I get fitter it is more and more enjoyable…

It is a while since I had the feeling that I can run for ever…

But it is returning ( just as well! ? )

Later…

After navigating the many security checks at Marrakech airport we landed in an oasis for me… A coffee shop which provided a perfect warm almond croissant and a top notch cup of coffee.

Anadi and I were noticing the things we ‘miss’ when abroad… The things our bodies naturally seem drawn too… Like almond croissants and coffee ?

There is so much complexity within the tapestry of food and drink… At the simplest level we all have to eat, drink water and sleep to survive – and yet there is so much more within the tastes and textures and occasion of eating and drinking – and sleeping too in truth!

Wherever I am, I tend to eat the food of the land; and enjoy doing so; but then we are all unique, we all have our own individual energetic make up, and it is important that we honour our preferences, and of course discover what these are…

If when we were small our upbringing was one that was strict and dictatorial, if our preferences were not given any consideration or an arena to explore them, then we can grow into adulthood with no real idea of what resonates for us in many areas…

However one of the most fundamental areas of life is food… Our very appetite for life is reflected in an appetite for food.

And if we can’t make our own decisions about what we want to eat, then it can be difficult to make decisions about how we would like to live…

Finding out about food, gaining knowledge, experimenting with different foods and ways to eat to support our body, our lifestyle, our tastes – is very different to being ‘told’ what to do or to feeling ‘guilty’, or restricting ourselves in unhealthy ways…

At the core level, the most important work is to learn to listen to ourselves, to clear the tension and the blocks to hearing our inner voice.

What we choose to eat and drink is one of the many spokes to the hub of our inner core work…. The central point of learning to listen allows us to then discover what works for us in all areas of our lives, including one of the most emotive…

What would I like to eat now….?