Monday, March 15, 2010

Apple meditation

Artist: Paul Cézanne

Today Cynthia called my attention to an article on eating an apple as a meditative support. It's called "Are You Really Savoring Your Apple? An Apple Meditation" by Thich Nhat Hanh and Lilian Cheung. Here's a little excerpt:
The first thing is to give your undivided attention to eating the apple. When you eat the apple, just concentrate on eating the apple. Don't think of anything else. And most important, be still. Don't eat the apple while you are driving. Don't eat it while you are walking. Don't eat it while you are reading. Just be still. Being focused and slowing down will allow you to truly savor all the qualities the apple offers: its sweetness, aroma, freshness, juiciness, and crispness.
There's quite a bit more to the article so I do suggest that you click through and learn more about this wonderful exercise.

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