When is the last time that you just ate an apple?
I’ve written about mindful chewing before.
But even if you’re not going to follow those guidelines, how about the next time that you eat (anything), simply stopping everything else that you might normally try to do except for eating?
This is simple, but it is not easy.
‘Everything else’ includes thinking – even about eating the apple!
It takes a little practice. It won’t be ‘perfect’; we cannot prevent thoughts from arising simply by not wanting them.
But we can, if even only for a few bites, just eat.
That is one of the most enjoyable experiences you can have.