When You Eat Without Awareness Does Food Have a Taste?
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?
Somov, P. (2014). When You Eat Without Awareness Does Food Have a Taste?. Psych Central. Retrieved on May 29, 2015, from http://blogs.psychcentral.com/mindful-living/2009/08/when-you-eat-without-awareness-does-food-have-a-taste/