When you see the world in yourself, there are no more outward obstacles to happiness. The inner and outer worlds are mirrors of each other. They change according to your level of consciousness. If you are vibrating at the level of fear, your inner world of thoughts and emotions and your outer world of events and relationships will reflect that. Similarly, if your consciousness vibrates at the level of love, then love will be present in both your inner and outer worlds. A flow of happiness and abundance will manifest when you have reached the deepest level of yourself.
– Deepak Chopra, The Happiness Prescription (Harmony Books, 2009)
The kitchen is the center of our homes — like the center of the wheel, around which all revolves. The kitchen is also the center of a greater community, the hub from which many connections radiate to the world at large. Like the spokes of a wheel linking the center to the rim, the kitchen and community are interconnected in everyday life when we bring things in (such as groceries) and take things out (such as garbage). The practical decisions we make regarding our kitchens may seem mundane at first glance, yet the impact of these choices affects our health and the health of our communities. In return, the practical decisions of the community affect the health of our families.
– Annie Bond, adapted from True Food (National Geographic, 2010)