I’m a slow eater. Maybe that’s a product of me being from the southern U.S., where we take our time and enjoy our our food. The other night, as I was eating a burger and fries, I noticed the texture and warmth of the medium-cooked burger, the crisp crunch of the bacon, the tanginess of the mustard, the juiciness of the tomato.
A couple of years ago I learned about mindful eating, and how you should pay attention to not only what you eat, how you eat, and the different tastes and textures you ingest. What are you putting into your body? Is it fuel for you?
The one thing that mindful eating does is it forces you to slow down and think–think about your food, where it comes from, what it is doing for you.
That notion, I think, is extendable into your mind and your soul. What are you putting into your mind and your soul? Where is it coming from? Is it good for you? Are you thinking about what you are doing?
The way you eat should mirror the way you act–slow, thoughtful, considerate, aware, present.
Think about that the next time you order a burger.