Mindful eating – Honouring the Flavor and Life of the Food You Eat
Gratitude is a principle that can be deepened by acute action. Taking the time to savour your food, to smell the diverse scents that each element of your meal imparts, to acknowledge the efforts taken to bring this food to your palate.
Chewing a meal can become an exercise bereft of conscious appreciation. It is evident that vitality of life comes from how spirited we embrace life, the light in our eyes, the ease of a smile, a kind compliment -these aspects are felt as lightness and strength within and others notice and are attracted to this energy.
Life is beautiful and you are alive. The foods you eat tantalate your senses. They contain the antioxidants that keep your eyes clear by offering a gift of an electron to atoms in need. This applies to your heart health, liver functions, reproductive care, and nervous system wellbeing.
Close your eyes to savour the first bite. Look at and grace the last bite with a sense of awareness -this is the food you earned. This is the food you chose to satisfy your appetite and nourish your senses. Enjoy it.