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 mediate 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: 9 Jul 2011