Thich Nhat Hanh and Mindful Eating

Thich Nhat Hanh is a Zen Buddhist monk, writer, poet, and peacemaker who is quoted everywhere. And I was delighted to find a detailed post on him on the Abundance Blog.  About Mindful living. By the wonderfully creative Marelisa.

Just this morning, I was saying to Sindhu that I am going to practice  mindful eating from April 1st.  Why from April 1st? she asked. ‘ Because I will have more time then. ‘ And its so difficult for me. For  the past few months, I’ve been weaning myself away from eating in front of the TV and also eating while reading a book.  But, still I want to eat fast and get back to my book or whatever.  Sindhu on the other hand, can spend 25 minutes with a glass of watermelon juice. We can learn occasionally from our children,  difficult though it is to admit it.

We have been having fresh juice at breakfast ever since she came home. Made to perfection, served in  tall  glasses, breakfast has become very classy.  And a great start to the day.

By being aware of your actions, you can enjoy your life while you make tea, or while you wash the dishes.  All of this means that you can stop running after things which you think will make you happy.  By being aware of what you already have–and of the beauty that surrounds you–you can be happy right here, right now.


4 thoughts on “Thich Nhat Hanh and Mindful Eating

  1. I think you’d really enjoy Savor: Mindful Eating Mindful Life- also written by Thich Nhat Hanh. This book is all about being aware and present while eating and preparing your food. Check out for information about the book, free recipes and meditations and access to the Savor web community where readers discuss their interactions with the book.

    You may especially like Dr. Lilian Cheung’s blog post about healthy drinks! Many recipes like the watermelon juice you mention above. Fresh juice, iced teas etc. —

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