From Meshel: This one is part of his lovely mindfulness series, which breaks down every day activities and shows us how we can use them as meditation. He is a much loved meditation master, and well worth a google, but I thought we’d start with this one because eating is a really easy activity to do mindfully.
There are so many wonderful sensations involved in eating, if we just give ourselves a chance, we can easily dive deeply into the moment and forget the future and the past, and that is really all that mindfulness is. Mindful eating is also healthy, and I know we’re always looking for ways to eat better, so give this one a try. I promise you, it’s really quite lovely.
The official blurb: How to Eat is part of the Mindfulness Essentials Series by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, illuminating the basics of mindfulness practice. These short meditations cover everything from eating with others and enjoying our food to connecting with the Earth. Nhat Hanh inspires a joyful and sustainable relationship with all aspects of eating, including gardening, food shopping, preparing, serving, and even clearning up after a meal. How to Eat is a welcome reminder that the benefits of mindful eating are both personal and global.