Eating & Drinking Consciously

We eat very unconsciously, automatically, robot-like. If the taste is not lived, you are just stuffing.

Go slow, and be aware of the taste. Do not just go on swallowing things. Taste them unhurriedly and become the taste.

When you feel sweetness, become that sweetness. And then it can be felt all over the body -- not just in the mouth, not just on the tongue, it can be felt all over the body spreading in ripples.

Whatsoever you are eating, feel the taste and become the taste.

With no taste, your senses will be deadened. They will become less and less sensitive. And with less sensitivity, you will not be able to feel your body, you will not be able to feel your feelings. Then you will just remain centered in the head.

When drinking water, feel the coolness. Close your eyes, drink it slowly, taste it.

Feel the coolness and feel that you have become that coolness, because the coolness is being transferred to you from the water; it is becoming a part of your body. Your mouth is touching, your tongue is touching, and the coolness is transferred.

Allow it to happen to the whole of your body. Allow its ripples to spread, and you will feel a coolness all over your body.


 Get The Latest From InnerSelf


In this way your sensitivity can grow, and you can become more alive and more filled.

Copyright © Osho International Foundation 1998


Article Source

The Book of Secrets by OshoThe Book of Secrets: 112 Meditations to Discover the Mystery Within
by Osho.

For more information visit www.osho.org where there is an "Ask Osho" section where people can write their question. The web editors will find the nearest answer to the question from Osho who has answered thousands of questions from seekers over the years.

Click here for more info or to order this book.


About the Author

Known for his revolutionary contribution to the science of inner transformation, Osho continues to inspire millions of people worldwide in their search to define a new approach to individual spirituality that is self-directed and responsive to the everyday challenges of contemporary life. Osho's teachings defy categorization, covering everything from the individual quest for meaning to the most urgent social and political issues facing individuals and society today. The Sunday Times of London named him one of the '1,000 Makers of the Twentieth Century,' and novelist Tom Robbins called him 'the most dangerous man since Jesus Christ.' For more information visit http://www.osho.org
 


enafarzh-CNzh-TWnltlfifrdehiiditjakomsnofaptruessvtrvi

follow InnerSelf on

facebook-icontwitter-iconrss-icon

 Get The Latest By Email

{emailcloak=off}