April 08, 2011

Fortunate Accident, and Sugar Treats

I woke up to this incredibly wonderful video about the need and impact of meditation and collective consciousness.  Thanks to my friend P for sharing it.  
('Fortunate accident’ - owing to the last post {here} just yesterday).

May be you’ll find it a bit long, but it’s well worth the 25 minutes.  In fact, I strongly recommend that you pass it on when you’re done. :)

 I’m watching portions of it, over and over, thinking about the inspiring words I heard at the YES! for Schools volunteer meet last weekend:

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.  Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.  It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.  We ask ourselves, 'Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?'  Actually, who are you not to be?  Your playing small does not serve the world.  There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you.  We are all meant to shine, as children do.  We were born to manifest the glory of god that is within us.  It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone.  And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people the permission to do the same.  As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others." 
~Marianne Williamson, made famous by Nelson Mandela in his address as the new President of South Africa

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I’m also going to share some photos with you from my cookie baking adventures this past weekend (lots happened last weekend!)  

These were a tribute to the ICC World Cup, also mentioned {here} 

Kicked off with the Semi's, India v/s Pakistan - I used colors of the Indian flag :)

Cookies got us (India) into the finals ;)

Finals (India v/s Sri Lanka) were all about love, and lots of it! <3

 Team India = World Champions! (cookies = lucky charms :))

I used Cherrybrook Kitchen Sugar Cookie Mix available at Trader Joe's and Wholefoods, or at other local grocery stores.  It's egg-free and tastes yummy!  The sweetness was a little much for me, but they're super easy to make.  I mixed food color (just a teeny tiny drop) into the dough.  


  1. Nice! Now I know how we clinched it! :))

  2. Ha Ha! These were lots of fun to bake - and eat! :)