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Baking Bread
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Baking Bread
Baking Bread
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Baking bread, especially sourdough bread, can be used as a form of meditation and a way to connect to the divine. Baking bread is both a culinary and a spiritual experience. It provides a way to be creative and discover inner calm. We learn to let go of the demand for control and let nature's forces take control of how the bread turns out through the kneading and shaping of the dough.

The process of baking bread develops into a beautiful interaction between the baker, the natural world, and the divine. You may view the process as a partnership in which they work together with God's presence and the powers of nature to create something that is bigger than the sum of their individual parts. By acknowledging their role as co-creators, they create a profound connection to the divine. 

Every stage of the bread-making process is included in this extraordinary experience. Every step inspires awe and wonder, from the actual handling of the dough in their hands to the smell that fills the air as the bread bakes. By working with the divine to make bread, you may discover the beauty and depth of the relationship with nature and the spiritual world. By making something so important and nourishing, we can ultimately find fulfillment and a sense of purpose.


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[Noah Kershisnik] Bread baking, especially sourdough bread baking is definitely a process of meditation for me. I started baking because there was a time when I didn't really have a lot of the creative outlets that I had sort of grown up with. Learning to feel the bread, learning the processes and the techniques to allow it to do its thing. And then only participate to the extent that you are helping that process. It's an exercise in letting go of the need to control everything. It is a thing of beauty that you've created in partnership with the divine, really, with God, as I see it. Because my best connection to divine is through nature. So you've really partnered with nature and with God to create something you couldn't do on your own, but you still participated. And it's this beautiful, on every level, this beautiful thing.

Watching Now
Baking Bread
Baking Bread
Skylight • 01:28

Baking bread, especially sourdough bread, can be used as a form of meditation and a way to connect to the divine. Baking bread is both a culinary and a spiritual experience. It provides a way to be creative and discover inner calm. We learn to let go of the demand for control and let nature's forces take control of how the bread turns out through the kneading and shaping of the dough.

The process of baking bread develops into a beautiful interaction between the baker, the natural world, and the divine. You may view the process as a partnership in which they work together with God's presence and the powers of nature to create something that is bigger than the sum of their individual parts. By acknowledging their role as co-creators, they create a profound connection to the divine. 

Every stage of the bread-making process is included in this extraordinary experience. Every step inspires awe and wonder, from the actual handling of the dough in their hands to the smell that fills the air as the bread bakes. By working with the divine to make bread, you may discover the beauty and depth of the relationship with nature and the spiritual world. By making something so important and nourishing, we can ultimately find fulfillment and a sense of purpose.


View Transcript
[Noah Kershisnik] Bread baking, especially sourdough bread baking is definitely a process of meditation for me. I started baking because there was a time when I didn't really have a lot of the creative outlets that I had sort of grown up with. Learning to feel the bread, learning the processes and the techniques to allow it to do its thing. And then only participate to the extent that you are helping that process. It's an exercise in letting go of the need to control everything. It is a thing of beauty that you've created in partnership with the divine, really, with God, as I see it. Because my best connection to divine is through nature. So you've really partnered with nature and with God to create something you couldn't do on your own, but you still participated. And it's this beautiful, on every level, this beautiful thing.


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