I’m pretty sure you’d love to be a part of the solution, bringing more peace, love, and acceptance to the world.
You know you can’t give what you don’t have, but how do you find peace inside you during these troubled times?
Meditation is one of the proven ways to experience more peace, acceptance, and compassion, so you could start there.
- But what if you don’t have 20 extra minutes each day to chant and breathe and be calm
- What if you’re already meditating regularly and still feel anxious at times?
By using the sensuality of your body as your guide, you can find the peace within you and share it with the world wherever you are and whatever you’re doing. This will help ease you into meditation if you don’t already practice. It will extend your experience throughout the day if you are already practicing.
Meditation is simply the practice of focusing your mind on an anchor. When you do that your mind stops jumping between the future and the past. You land in the present moment and can access the peace that is always inside you. The more specific the anchor is, the greater your focus will be.
So why not let your anchor for meditation be the sensations in your mouth every time you eat?
Your mouth is a dark moist cave of pleasurable potential. Eating is a sensuous act. By focusing your attention on
By focusing your attention on the flavors arousing your tastebuds and the juices filling your cheeks, every bite can draw you into the pleasure of that very moment.
When you are truly present in the moment as a living experience rather than a lofty concept, you touch the still peace that is always inside you, even during turmoil. When you access that peace you experience a calm joy as well as compassion and acceptance for yourself and others.
Keep it simple and make it doable.
If you’ll give your full attention to just one bite of every meal, you’ll fill your day with sensuous, meditative moments. The moments of presence will link together until more and more of your days are experienced in this simple state of peace.
When your thoughts and actions come from that state you are a beacon of peace and love in the world.
All of us rush through meals at some time, barely paying attention to this sacred act. If you’ll pay attention to just one bite, you’ll alter your relationship with time and fill yourself up with nourishment.
Here’s a guided eating meditation from my book The Power of Pleasure.
Thanks to Elizabeth Grojean for knowing how to enjoy a peach, and to Cheryl Himmelstein for capturing the moment.