Eating with awareness is a very wonderful experience.
Sit comfortably and become aware of people sitting around you. Become aware of the food in your plate.
When you pickup a morsel of food look at it mindfully and realize that each morsel of food is a representative the cosmos. Just look at it for half a second and really recognize it. Identify it with your mindfulness. Be mindful of every action. For example you pick it up, and you put it into your mouth, know what you are putting into your mouth. Become aware and mindful when you chew it, and know what we are chewing. It’s very simple. It takes only a half second. You just have to become mindful of your actions and the test, the color, the flavour, the smale, as many details as you can. Most of the time we don’t know what we are doing. We are either in the future or in the past. We are not aware. We are not with the action.
Awareness should flow with the action. And you may find, while looking at a morsel of food, one can see the whole cosmos in it, the sunshine, and the earth. It has come from the universe for YOU.
While eating do not put anything else into your mouth like your worries, your tensions and concerns.
Be in the moment.
Chew only the food, not your worries.
This is what living in the present moment.
If you could do this simple thing you will find this is really a miracle.
Learn to enjoy your food and your eating. Let the food become a reality.
If you are not here and now then the food is not a reality.
People don’t really eat their food rather they eat their sorrow, anxiety, anger, sadness and fears. To be present means to be united physically and mentally. Then only you are here and life is also here. Then you will find the simple piece of the fruit is the masterpiece of the universe.
Then the simple act of eating is enough to make you happy.
This eating your food mindfully with awareness is really miracle.
You can become mindful with anything you do.
Whatever you do with awareness is meditation, then simple things like washing your cloths or cleaning the floor become a miracle.
Meditation is not something you do for half an hour, every action you do can become meditation.