I like food that is flavorful. Simmering food slowly, for a long time, helps the juices penetrate the whole. Hardly anyone simmers anything anymore. Everything is zapped in the microwave or cooked as quickly as possible. I think this reflects our spiritual life as well. Wisdom and wholeness deepen in us when we reflectively allow ideas and feelings to sit inside us for awhile.

Joyce Rupp in Dear Heart, Come Home by Joyce Rupp

 

To Practice This Thought:
Instead of responding immediately to a film, an art exhibit, a date, or a retreat, sit with the experience for a while before you process it.