This month I'm discussing Reclaiming Silence, you remember that word, right? Webster defines silence as the "absence of sound or noise". Perhaps we could get close to that if we lived in a cave, on a deserted island, or maybe were taking a spacewalk from the International Space Station. This overstimulation of noise and sound creates a lot of anxiety in people so let's look at things you can easily do to counteract this barrage of sound.
Eat in silence, if you really want to enjoy the food. --- Anon
Eating in silence. This helps you more consciously taste your food and be in gratitude. Cook in silence, too. Let me say that eating in silence means that your entire focus is on your meal, not also reading a book, watching TV, or listening to music.
Today's Coaching Challenge
It may be possible that you have never eaten a meal with this type of mindfulness. Your entire attention is on the taste, smell, appearance, and texture of the food. How the flavors complement each other, how the different textures really feel in your mouth realizing that you may have never noticed them before.
Besides really experiencing your food, you can have gratitude for the hundreds of people that had some part in you enjoying this meal.
Action to take
Pick a meal over the next couple of days that you will eat entirely in silence. If you have others at your house you might need to have that meal away from home or ask the others to try this with you.
Always supporting you, Jan
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