We over eat not because we enjoy food too much, but because we do not enjoy it enough! – Charles Eisenstein
Practicing presence while eating has been an interesting experience so far. Has it already been nine days! It has gone so fast. Every day and every meal I think about turning on the t.v. or firing up the computer. I always remember why I am doing this. I want to learn presence while eating. I also remember that when I put these practices out into the social networks and blogosphere like this I have a higher chance of holding my self accountable for my actions.
My mind still tends to wander when I eat so I gently pull myself back into the present moment. I have noticed that I am actually enjoying my food for the entire meal. When I would eat in front of the television I would notice the taste of the first few bites of my meal and then I wouldn’t notice any more. An added bonus is that I am losing weight because of this practice.
My next goal is to practice reverence with my meals. I will keep you posted!