A koan is a kind of question used as a training device in the Buddhist tradition, designed to help the aspirant attain a degree of clarity. I’m sure you’ve come across these zany questions before (“What’s the sound of one hand clapping?” or “If a tree falls in the forest and no one is there, does it make a sound?”).

So, here’s an eating process koan for you to meditate on…

Does food have a taste when you eat mindlessly, without awareness, without paying attention to taste?

Below is the previous emotional eating koan that I have posed:

What is your mind full of when you feel empty?

What do you think?

 


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    Last reviewed: 21 Jan 2014

APA Reference
Somov, P. (2009). When You Eat Without Awareness Does Food Have a Taste?. Psych Central. Retrieved on October 25, 2014, from http://blogs.psychcentral.com/mindful-living/2009/08/when-you-eat-without-awareness-does-food-have-a-taste/

 

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Pavel G. Somov, Ph.D. is the author of The Lotus Effect, Present Perfect, The Smoke-Free Smoke Break, and Eating the Moment: 141 Mindful Practices to Overcome Overeating One Meal at a Time.


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