EATING WITH AWARENESS

from Ocean of Dharma Quotes of the Week

December 17, 2008

When you eat with awareness, you find that there is more space, more
beauty. You begin to watch yourself, to see yourself, and you notice
how clumsy you are or how accurate you are. You notice the way you
pick up your fork and knife, and the way you put the food in your
mouth. When you practice awareness, everything becomes majestic and good. You begin to see that you have been leading a different kind of life in the past. You had the essence of mindfulness already, but you
hadn’t discovered it. So when you make an effort to eat mindfully…,
you find that life is worth much more than you had expected.

From “Introduction to Practice,” in the 1979 Seminary Transcripts,
pages 4 to 5.

Ocean of Dharma Quotes of the Week: teachings by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche.
Taken from works published by Shambhala Publications,  the Archive of
his unpublished work in the Shambhala Archives, plus other published sources.
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