Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Eating a meal in mindfulness is an important practice. When the food is on the table and everyone is seated, we practice breathing. Then we look at each person as we breathe in and out in order to be in touch with ourselves and everyone at the table. Sitting at the table with other people, we have an chance to offer an authentic smile of friendship and understanding. After breathing and smiling, we look down at the food in a way that allows the food to become real. This food reveals our connection with the earth. Contemplating our food for a few seconds before eating, and eating in mindfulness, can bring us much happiness.