View Full Version : Food Prep a Meditation?
07-09-2006, 12:09 PM
Hi all you Rawish Folk :)
I have a question/comment about preparing your food.
Here is the comment:
I was preparing stuff for my morning juicing, and I had moment that I realized that I was 100% concentrating on my movements as I was cutting and slicing. All of a sudden I though back to a moment when I was watching Japanese Tea Ceremony (my Step mom is Japanese) It struck me that I was doing the same kind of thing in a way. It was totally like a meditation. The knife, the bowl, the fruit, it was all part of the "ceremony". I felt really relaxed and had one of my better Raw moments so far.
Here is the Question:
Has anyone else ever thought this or what are your food prep experences?
Looking forward to hearing what people think about this one
07-09-2006, 12:57 PM
Sure. I've found everything I do that is totally creative I become focused. I am still aware of what's going on around me yet, when I'm making jewelry, preparing food, making candles ~ whatever ~ totally focused on the process.
Same thing with showering, walking, driving, doing bodywork, etc.
When I rode a motorcycle I'd find that I'd be running "tapes" in my head about some drama I was creating, then after awhile I'd come totally into the present moment and the ride became my meditation. It was wonderful. All questions were answered by the time I came home.
When one learns to do this minute-by-minute, those minutes can stretch into hours then, take that across the board and one actually lives meditatively.
07-09-2006, 01:00 PM
YEP, when I do most things, I am totally and completely enjoying the process, even cleaning LOL
I enjoy the process of the "doing" of it all.
That is true bliss, and truly being in-spirit (inspired)
glad you are there!!!
07-09-2006, 01:12 PM
YES! Same thing when I am knitting. I tend to put a lot thought and feel a lot of positive energy with the equipment and tools also (blender, food processor, knives, bowls etc.). Preparing raw food is a beautiful spiritual natural artform.
07-09-2006, 01:24 PM
I know what you mean! I feel this completely. Before I was raw I always looked at cooking as something that had to be done and that would take me away from studying or that I would be too tired to do when I got home. So I'd just stick something on the stove/microwave and that's it.
Now I get into the kitchen and it's so creative and fun and I really get into everything. I'm really focused because I'm not idly waiting for something to be "done cooking". I'm the one creating my reality and my food and it feels so great! I get "in the zone" as some call it and I'm focused and I forget all my worries and my stress, it's just me, the knife, the fruits, the blender or whatnot. Then eating it is so much more enjoyable than just shoving stuff in my mouth because I need to get back to doing "real important" stuff.
Thanks for sharing, I love this!
07-10-2006, 12:53 AM
I'm the same way, I completely get into whatever I'm doing in the kitchen, making my food pretty, or inhaling the aromas, or having juices run down my chin. It's an all-body, all-soul experience for me :D
07-10-2006, 01:03 AM
I believe that meditation whatever the techinique, is a way to be totally aware and attuned to the center of your being---that LOVE conquers all from that.
I often times smile to myself when preparing my food and eating.........those around me often ask why I am smiling. It is b/c I have tapped into that CORE within me thru the meditative process to enjoy my food. I value the time I have with my food and talk to my FOOD before eating so that what I eat is filled with empowered life force as well! :)
07-10-2006, 08:28 AM
With reverence, how blessed and lucky we all are to even have the oppourtunity to choose these things.
I like cuttin' the big ole fresh melon. :D
07-10-2006, 09:26 AM
So many great responses and views. Thanks for your thoughts I love them all!
It tickles the funnybone (with delight) when I think about washing some big, beautiful red strawberries and picking up a scoop and putting them to my nose and smelling them like a huge bunch of roses or flowers and it immediatley fills my soul and mind with pleasure. And on top of THAT! I greet them and say "Good Morning My Lovelies". WHO would have thunk it? ;)
Standing in the kitchen eating my VERY FIRST piece of Raw Brownie was almost a religious experience.
07-16-2006, 10:11 AM
I have the same experience when washing of produce after shopping,tending to my flowers in the yard, during those great SEX moments with hubby
and when contemplatively eating
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