Over the last five years, my husband has discovered a passion and skill for cooking. Yay!
When I cook, it is with a recipe in hand. I follow directions carefully.
Cooking has always reminded me of my first career working in science laboratories where conducting experiments and analyzing samples meant following an exact procedure.
Because I am good at following directions, I can cook.
My husband is an entirely different type of cook. He might read a recipe, but then he goes off and does things his own way.
And he is just as likely to not even have a recipe at all. He is experimental, creative and a much more masterful cook than I am.
One of the major differences is harmony. He thinks about his creation, the ingredients and the flavors and finds things to put together that would never occur to me.
Recently he cooked chicken that turned out to be outstanding even though I had watched him put some bizarre ingredients into the dish. Individually, those ingredients may not have been much, but the combination was wonderful.
Unfortunately, with his style of cooking, we never have the same dish twice!
Harmony is an element to our lives that does not get much attention. Try paying attention to what is harmonious in your life and what is not.
Your intuition can be your guide in feeling harmony. You’ll know it when it’s there if you slow down and listen to your inner voice.
When you tap into your intuition, like my husband does when he cooks, you will discover ways to increase the harmony in your life.
Achieving harmony will make your life more satisfying, richer and filled with experiences that bring great joy.
A few weeks ago, my husband and I were cooking together. He hasn’t ever done much baking and so I consider myself better at it than he is.
I asked him if he had measured one of the ingredients he put in and his answer was, “This isn’t a science experiment! We are just cooking…”
It was a great reminder for me about the power of harmony and creativity. With a focus on that, you may not be living by the book, but you will be living fully.
And of course, the dessert we were cooking that day turned out to be just delicious!