Of course, I want to do the right thing. It's not always easy. When I reach the point of not remembering exactly what my last meal tasted like, I know it's time to take an intuitive pause. This means, I must find some alone time and use my senses to find out or end - what is wrong. Yes, it is wrong to ignore the power of our senses. The more we ignore, the more confusing life becomes. Personally, I don't like feeling confused.
Here's how I tune-in to my intuition. I eat a snack alone. I choose something healthy that I enjoy. Today it was a piece of crusty bread with a tablespoon of peanut butter smeared across it and some yummy honey spread delicately on top.
- I look at it and pause:
- to realize how lucky I am to have it.
- to see how much I took and if the portion is what I really want to eat.
- I decide to only take small bites instead of eating the whole thing in large mouthfuls
- to really taste what I'm eating. I chew each small bite savoring it, with my tongue. This is surprisingly exciting and satisfying.
- Because of the size of the bites, I realize I'm starting to relax non-food related emotional tension. Focusing on the food for it's flavor, has liberated me from the dragon of stress.
- I discover I'm enjoying myself. My perspective is no longer tense.
Remember this the next time life is too complex, or confusing or just too busy.
- Take a smaller bite. Chew each well and swallow. Then take another.
- Let each part of your tongue tease your sense of taste so that you feel pleased.
- Be grateful you are not homeless or hungry.