INSPIRE, ASPIRE : : “Mindful Eating, Mindful Life”

Early on in my food journey, I encountered Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh’s slim volume, The Heart of Understanding, and was completely consumed by the first few paragraphs. He compels us to consider the deep origins of a piece of paper. We are challenged to discover all of its making – the clouds, rain, trees, sunshine, the logger, the mill, etc. He doesn’t stop there, but acknowledges that without his daily bread, the logger would not survive. So without the wheat, there would be no paper. The interconnectivity he describes, he has used to describe the modern mode of eating. The mindfulness approaches that he is so well known for, here are applied to this most common and necessary daily activity.

Read more here … “Conversation with Thich Nhat Hanh about Savor” from



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