Weekly Mindfulness Exercise

We are taking up a weekly mindfulness practice, with a new exercise introduced each week during our regular Thursday evening or Friday morning Zoom meetings, and a discussion of the previous week’s exercise. These exercises are taken from Jan Chozen Bays’s book How to Train a Wild Elephant. Here’s this week’s. Gassho.

Week 5: When Eating Just Eat

The Exercise: This week when you are eating or drinking, don’t do anything else. Sit down and take the time to enjoy what you are taking in.

Open all the senses as you eat or drink. Look at the colors, shapes, textures. Attend to the smells and flavors in your mouth. Listen to the sounds of eating and drinking.

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