The Mastery of Love Part 6 of 10: The Magical Kitchen

March 23, 2009 by  

136-22655turkey-chef-ii-postersImagine for a moment that you possess a magical kitchen.  You can produce any food that you want any time in any amount without concern for cost or any other constraints.  If you want a pizza of the finest quality, you can have one.  If you want veal sweetbreads, then your wish is my command.  Let’s say one day a stranger comes to your door and says to you, “I can make a pizza for you every day without your thinking.  Just allow me to control you.”  You would laugh and laugh very heartily, responding, “Sir, I can have anything I want in my kitchen including pizza so why should I assent to being controlled just for having your pizza every day?”  

Let’s now imagine that you are starving for a few weeks with no food around you anywhere, and a stranger comes up to you with the same proposition.  Perhaps you would respond with a more dire urgency to eat the pizza and be controlled since the choice at this point is rather obvious.  Well, the moral of this story is that the kitchen is love and we can either have an abundance of it or a scarcity depending on how we perceive it.  The love though is self-love.  Once we begin to see that we have all the love in the world without regard to another individual then we can feel comfortable that we do not need to be in a serious state of starvation but that we can be free of a perception of starvation.  Tomorrow we will talk more about what self love means.

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24 Responses to “The Mastery of Love Part 6 of 10: The Magical Kitchen”

  1. Nord on March 23rd, 2009 6:21 am

    I stared at this blog like those Magic Eye pictures (the ones you must gaze at long to eventually see). I think I have it, the image you’re creating here. Essential. Very good. Folks can get so used to ‘starving’ that they enjoy it, or think they do. Not the psych. major here. Just my thought.

  2. dr. lam on March 23rd, 2009 6:24 am

    thanks nord! i so appreciate the comment. i’m off to do a nice hair transplant now. have a great day!

  3. Nord on March 23rd, 2009 8:44 pm

    So, do you like veal sweetbreads?? Or is that Ruiz’? :) In another life I want a such a brave palate.

  4. dr. lam on March 23rd, 2009 8:49 pm

    i LOVE sweetbreads!!! i love steak tartare (just had that friday night)!!! crazy!!!

  5. Nord on March 23rd, 2009 8:59 pm

    Maybe someday you’ll consider a blog about how to order from a menu. Fancy stuff. ( a while back you extended the offer for suggestions…). We went to a shi-shi restaurant and ended up with a huge platter of pommes frites (sp?) which is really great, but I’m pretty sure they had other stuff. Could use your help. Thanks.

  6. dr. lam on March 23rd, 2009 9:03 pm

    i was actually planning that until i got on this philosophical and psychological tack with these blogs, which i am loving! pommes frites was spelled right. i love belgian fries since they are double fried with some cool aoli sauce. mmmmmmmmm. too bad i’m on a weight loss accountability group with vassi. my mom and i were just invited to go all expense paid to bruges, belgium in 2010 for me to be a keynote speaker so i will definitely have the real deal!

  7. Nord on March 23rd, 2009 9:06 pm


  8. Nord on March 23rd, 2009 9:22 pm

    Hope you don’t mind, since Vassi was mentioned….She’s one of the most BEAUTIFUL women I’ve ever seen. You can see her soul in her face. HTMS.

  9. dr. lam on March 23rd, 2009 9:26 pm

    Vassi is da bomb! I do spin classes with her on the weekends too.

  10. Nord on March 23rd, 2009 10:01 pm

    Hey, I remember (showing off now) your sister teased you about using the word intriguing a lot…now you’re using ‘tack’ a lot. MAYbe you are destined to own a horse. J/K. Good night!!

  11. dr. lam on March 23rd, 2009 10:09 pm

    don’t be tack-y. lol.

  12. Vancouver on March 23rd, 2009 11:42 pm

    Hey, there is Nord again – hello from up North – read “Nord”:) Oh, I’m so witty, hehehe…

    I can totally relate to the “staring at the blog” – took me all the way to the end to get it. And then I reread it, just to make sure!

    It’s so much easier to hate ourselves or at least find fault with ourselves than love and accept ourselves. Ironic really, isn’t it?

  13. Nord on March 24th, 2009 5:45 am

    TY Vancouver! (You make me feel better re: staring at the blog, lol.)

    You are so correct, too.

  14. dr. lam on March 24th, 2009 6:19 am

    I didn’t know this one was harder to digest but it makes sense (or doesn’t). It is a bit of a weird metaphor.

  15. dr. lam on March 24th, 2009 12:11 pm

    nord, i showed vassi your comment, and she was happy about it!

  16. Nord on March 24th, 2009 2:04 pm

    THANK YOU for sharing that with her!!! That makes me very happy Dr. Lam!!!

  17. Heather :) on March 26th, 2009 9:18 pm

    Great story, Dr. Lam, and so true too!
    Great! All the blog buddies are coming out of the woodwork! Hey, fellow blog buddies, let’s try to continuously give Dr. Lam so many comments he won’t be able to keep up! ;)

  18. dr. lam on March 26th, 2009 9:20 pm

    oh, i can. yes, i can!

  19. Heather :) on March 26th, 2009 9:38 pm

    We’ll see about that, won’t we blog buddies?! ;)

  20. dr. lam on March 26th, 2009 9:44 pm

    bring it on!

  21. Nord on March 29th, 2009 10:33 pm

    Dr. Lam-checking in late to mention HBO is featuring “In Bruges”. Perhaps you’ve already seen this movie, but it might be good prep. for your trip!! Need a valet? :) I’m not that big-I may fit into large trunk. Think about it and let me know. Bruges looks BEAUTIFUL!!!! Congrats on that engagement!

  22. dr. lam on March 29th, 2009 10:39 pm

    yeah, i saw in bruges. hopefully, my experience will not be like that film’s. i don’t see myself jumping off any churches anytime soon. whoops, did i give too much plot away?

  23. Nord on March 29th, 2009 10:51 pm

    Oh man. I’ve been watching this movie now for 15 mins. REALLY wishing you had edit feature here, lol. Not really great ‘prep’ afterall! Sorry. :) Kind of a guy-movie, IMHO. Still happy you’re going to that beautiful city!

  24. dr. lam on March 29th, 2009 10:54 pm

    it gets worse. you might not want to finish it. good night!

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