Thich Nhat Hanh on mindful eating

As I am reading Thich Nhat Hanh’s “Living Buddha, Living Christ” there many passages that are very important to me and to be able to easily refer to them later, I will post them here.

This one is on mindful eating.

And we chew each morsel of food thoughtfully, as least thirty times, to help us be truly with it. Eating this way is very good for digestion.

Before every meal, a monk or a nun recite  the Five Contemplations: “This food is the gift of the whole universe – the earth, the sky, and much hard work. May we live in a way that is worthy of this food. May we transform our unskillful states of mind, especially that of greed. May we eat only foods that nourish us and prevent illness. May we accept this food for the realization of the way of understanding and love.”

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s