Monday, Feb 27

“When you look deeply at an orange, you realize that an orange–or any fruit–is nothing less than a miracle.Try it.”
— Thich Nhat Hanh, Buddhist monk

Today’s Excerpt:

Do your meals feel rushed, slow, or just right?

When we slow down and pay attention to what we are eating, we might notice new things about the food we eat.

To try this practice, get an orange and try this activity based on A Pebble for Your Pocket written by Thich Hanh:

  1. Look at the orange as if you’re seeing it for the first time.
  2. Notice how it feels and smells in your hands.
  3. Consider the sunlight, rain, and the tree that all worked together to nourish and grow the orange. What else contributed to the growth of the orange?
  4. Peel the orange slowly. How does it smell now?
  5. Take one section and taste it. Close your eyes. What do you notice about the flavor?
  6. When you are not paying attention, you might miss how delicious the orange is. Did you notice anything new or different about the orange?