silence meal…

Enjoy a silence meal! Just be with yourself!

Enjoy a silence meal! Just be with yourself! Be mindful and grateful to your food!

How do you taking your meal?

Are you fully concentrate?

What are you doing while eating?

Are you chatting?

Are you reading?

Are you playing games?

Are you watching TV?

Are you online?

Are you rushing?

When you are not fully focus on your meal, you might not even aware on the taste, what actually you are eating and also lack of  heart of gratitude to appreciate the meal you are having.

Can you imagine how much contribution of others to give us a meal to eat?

Just think about the vegetables, who is sowing the seed? Watering? putting compost? Pluck? Washing? Cooking?

We are interdependent.

During my stay in monastery, I had every meal in silence, just focus on the meal, no other thought, bite after bite, no rushing. This way of eating can help us to taste the food, we can chew properly, we can digest better and also eat less as our brain get sufficient time to give signal that we are full. Moreover, it can also awaken our heart of gratitude to all beings who are helping to provide the meal to us.

“Silence is an empty space, space is the home of the awakened mind.” by Buddha

Why not allow yourself to have a silence meal?

You’ll discover how blessed you are to have something to eat!

How grateful you are for others contribution in preparing a meal for you!

Then, make a vow that you are going to continue your helping hand to whoever needed.

 

 

 

 

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12 responses to “silence meal…

  1. Interesting the level of consciousness that you aspire. Thank you for sharing thoughts, it is a beautiful philosophy. “Silence is an empty space, space is the home of the awakened mind.” by Buddha

  2. It’s so easy to just shovel food into our faces while watching TV. I have small snacky foods for this but when me and My Bloke eat in the evening we turn off the telly and just share and really enjoy our food. I also love having lunch standing up in the kitchen by myself.

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