:: Mindful Eating
Your fibrous skin / melts in my mouth — / green flecks of flavor, / still tough, unbruised, / part of the fabric of earth, / soul food
This month, I will focus on mindful eating. I cannot take part in discussions about world hunger and theoretical conversations about whether we can feed the growing global population until I examine my own eating practices and do everything I can to eat as ethically, sustainably and responsibly as possible.
I will focus on a different aspect of mindful eating each week. Starting today, my focus is on consuming only the food I need, which also encompasses not eating calories that do not nourish. This week, I will eat less, eat well, eat simply, eat slowly and cultivate a feeling of thankfulness for the food that passes through my body, for it gives me another day in which to experience the world’s beauty as a living being.
Image Credit :: Sprout, by jnyemb
Writing Credit :: In Praise of Okra, by January Gill O’Neil