I slowed my life down the past few years.
It wasn’t easy since I’m a go-go-go goal-oriented gal.
But… My intuition told me to, and I decided to listen, because last time I didn’t listen I ended up marrying the wrong person. Mom always told me to pay attention to those red flags.
This time I am.
So, I slowly started slowing my life down.
One simple way to do this is to “eat when I eat” which means awareness or mindfulness with every bite. I’m not reading my iPhone while chewing. I’m not talking while eating. I’m not thinking about what to do after I’m done consuming food.
It’s tasting, feeling, seeing, smelling, and experiencing my food … as I eat it. Right now.
It’s simple, but it’s not always easy. It takes a fair amount of reminding to be mindful when I eat.
Eat when I eat. That’s the mantra.
I’m getting pretty good at it finally. It’s become natural for me now.
Pictured above you see a vibrant meal of Mango I made, loaded with spicy, bitingly fresh ginger… glistening, polyphenol-rich olive oil… flaky, crunchy sea salt… and zesty, bright lime.
I was mindful as I peeled the mango, I was aware while I grated the ginger and zested the lime. I was in awe when I drizzled the shiny, bright olive oil, and I relished crushing the flaky sea salt between my fingers. Sea salts are a passion of mine.
I inhaled the scents of each item.
When I was done creating, I tasted each bite with verve.
It was one of the best meals ever.
A simple meal of mango.