April 2, 2011
Do you ever feel like food is something that’s getting between you and your life?
In today’s modern world, we rarely make time to eat mindfully. Often, we eat on the go, in cars or at our desks for the five minutes we can spare. But when we eat without noticing our food, we miss one of life’s greatest pleasures and we allow that which should nourish us to become that which causes us stress.
The next time you eat, take a moment to relax and really taste your food. Stop what you’re doing, sit down, and notice the flavors, textures, and smells of the meal in front of you. Express gratitude for the health and nourishment it provides. And then, as you eat, truly enjoy the experience.
Over time, this ritual can improve your digestion and overall physical and mental health.