Saturday, January 23, 2010
Thoughts: Taking eating to a whole other level...I found this article on the internet...Eating, it is a Divine Experience about the manifestation of the formless into form. The focus shifts from eating to feeling filled physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually with Love/Consciousness.
We take quarter-sized bites to remain in Conscious as we eat, to pay attention. Consciously eating in small bites brings us to a state of mindfulness. This is essential to staying in the present moment. I am Conscious of cutting my food, of placing it in my mouth, of chewing it fully, of savoring the wonderful flavors which are offered to me, of swallowing it, and of it descending down into my stomach and intestines. Consciousness of the full act of eating raises the vibration of the seeming mundane into the sacred. We become aware of the sweet fragrance of the food, have the experience of our taste buds coming alive. We have a sensual experience that is one of the myriad gifts of Being present in the moment. The act of eating, which we paid no attention to the previous day, is now an exquisite act of Grace. Eating mindfully opens our Consciousness to the gift of abundance which is ever-present within us.
Challenges: Being totally aware, conscious and present when I eat EVERYTIME.
Triumphs: Knowing this and putting it into practice so I can enjoy the abundance of eating and hence living.
What I ate today:
Breakfast: Beetroot, carrot, ginger, celery, pineapple juice
Lunch: Organic chicken cooked with rosemary and honey and rosemary.
Dinner: Eggplant, tomato, onion, garlic, thyme, zucchini.
Dessert: chocolate balls!
6. olive oil
8. fresh basil
1. Fry zucchini and garlic in olive oil.
2. Turn off frying pan, add the rest of the chopped vegetables and put the lid on to steam. Steam the vegetables until they are crispy wet and serve mmm mmm.
Exercise: 6am Bikram yoga class!
285 days to go!!!