Nourishing our bodies is crucial to life; we physically could not exist without it. Yet, often it becomes a rushed activity. So rushed, in fact, that our minds tend to be elsewhere the entire time.
Busy lives certainly do not make it easy to stop, slow down, cook for ourselves, and enjoy the experience with every ounce of our being… but I’m trying to take steps to get myself there, and I challenge you to do the same. Today, let’s vow to make mealtime sacred. To indulge each one of our senses in such a beautiful experience.
To cook in a meditative way… incense burning, soft tunes playing in the background as we rinse, chop, peel.
To use vibrant, earth-toned ingredients and gorgeously aromatic spices. Scents that soothe as they become stronger and stronger.
To create a thoughtful space for meals to be eaten, whether at a table, on the floor, or even in bed. To arrange our favorite pillows and bring over our beloved plants. To coordinate printed ceramic plate with vintage wooden bowl… and that antique soup spoon that’s too beautiful to keep tucked away in a drawer.
To give thanks for everything it took to get this meal right here in front of us. To give thanks for everything it took for us to get here, right now.
To exhale that all out, and just be, as we nourish not just our bodies, but our souls as well. After all, the energy we put into our food as we cook it and eat it is the same energy that then goes directly into our bodies. It becomes a part of us, both physically and mentally. Let’s do everything in our power to make that be the most positive energy we’re capable of creating. (Hint: That’s pretty freaking positive.)