Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Tasty Tuesday - Oatmeal?
Many of you know I'm a scent-ual person. I love my senses! So let me take you on a journey and experience the sense of smell.
First, make a nice hot bowl of oatmeal. Not the fancy flavored kind, but the good old fashioned kind.
Now close your eyes. Well... you might have to keep them open to read this.
First is the heart of the smell. By breathing in your oatmeal, you smell the odor of the oats. But that is not the heart of the odor. Close your eyes. Breathe in. Relax. Breathe in the world of fire, ashes, clothes, home, nature, sky, the universe and heaven. You will feel your consciousness penetrate to the heart of the smell. This is real. It is delicious.
Next take a bit of the oatmeal. Savor it. Allow your sense of taste penetrate to the heart of taste. This contains all the flavors of the earth. This is the unique savor.
Even though the oat flakes have lost their form in the cooking process, they have taken on a "heart form" which is something more that what one experiences in a moment.
Do you remember when you mother told you to slow down and not eat so fast? Have you noticed how many diets tell you to eat slowly? Perhaps if you head these words, you will experience the true meaning of taste and enjoyment of food. Savor those sips and bites. Let the flavor travel past your lips, across your tongue, and feel it enter your body.
A simple meal of basic food can be a sensual or should I say, scent-ual" experience. Enjoy!