Monday, April 1, 2013

Chocolate Kiss Mindfulness

Mmmmm.  Sounds good, eh?  We did this little exercise in my meditation group last month, and it was, not surprisingly, yummy.  It takes about two minutes.

First, you'll need a chocolate kiss, or small piece of chocolate, or anything sweet that will melt in your mouth.  Just one.

Now, look it over admiringly and inhale the fragrance.

Place it purposefully in your mouth.  Close your eyes and let your lovely morsel roll around on your tongue.  NO BITING!  Let it melt, taking as long as you can to enjoy and savor the fabulousness of it.

Take a deep breath.  Maybe add a smile.

Mmmmm.  That's it!  If you have sworn off of sugar, you can try grapes or small pieces of fruit (just make sure you chew slowly and mindfully!!) -- anything delectable will do.

A very good example of how "a little goes a long way", hmmm?  Yikes, I hate to admit how often I find myself jamming food mindlessly into my mouth!!  Ah yes, opportunities for mindfulness abound!  And it's a darned good excuse to eat some chocolate, too.  Being in the present moment is somehow a little easier with something sweet.  

Don't forget, you are all most welcome to attend my next Adventures in Meditation group, Thursday, April 11th, 7:15 pm at the Shoreline Center.  It's free!

Happy Spring!  Yippee!  The hammock is coming back out next weekend, yeah!
Love, MJ