Each time you sit to eat a meal, a community gathers around you.
As an eater, you acknowledge the sacred domains of life: the earth and its riches, the pride of farmers and the joy of being alive.
As an eater, you design your own existence.
You are called to the table by familiar fragrances that reach out to you from the kitchen. As you gaze at the food prepared for you, you can remember how much you are loved. You can remember the farmer who grew the vegetables, the harvester that gathered them, the merchant who displayed them and the hands that prepared them.
Your meal is like life: the contribution of many is always present in a single moment.
Eat mindfully so your whole body will feel the sacred message food brings to you.
From: Kiss Your Life... 365 Reasons to Love Who You Are
By: Ann Mody Lewis Ph.D.
Reason: 261 Page: 279