Healthy breakfast and your morning routine (aka food meditation)
A healthy mind resides in a healthy body, so it is important to take care of your body, which is one of the eight Essentials of Success. A good and healthy breakfast is important. Why not add more to it and turn the preparation process into your morning food meditation? I can hear your thoughts: "Food meditation?".
This is what you can do: Choose all the ingredients you want to use for your breakfast (The picture shows the delicious salad I made this morning with romaine lettuce, spring onion, red pepper, pomelo, strawberries topped by a joghurt dressing (joghurt, 1 tablespoon walnut oil, 2 tablespoons lime juice, cinnamon) together with some organic, free range scrambled eggs.). Wash the ingredients and have them all handy around your chopping board. Close your eyes and take some deep breaths. Continue to breathe deeply and regularly and start chopping with the rhythm of your breath. Do not chop too fast, use for example four cuts per breath in and four cuts per breath out. The steadiness and a constant rhythm are important. Chop the ingredients finely. While doing this only concentrate on your breath and the food. Imagine the food and all its positive components (vitamins, minerals, antioxidants). Visualize eating the food and feel the nutrients entering your body and energizing your body. Spread the energy from your stomach through your blood system to the rest of your body. With every breath the positive energy fills more of your body. Repeat this with all the ingredients until your are done.
Decorate your food nicely so the eye gets fed as well. The preparation will take longer than usual but now you have combined it with meditative elements.
When I do this I feel all powered up even before eating a single bit of my breakfast. Once I start eating it mindfully with thoughts about all the good things my body gets I feel really great and ready to tackle the upcoming day.
Enjoy your day!