Finding Stillness is a weekly series on ways I find stillness without meditating. Follow the tag to read the other posts.
We have spent the whole weekend with my side of the family, and the traditional ending of those weekends usually is a dinner in a restaurant.
This weekend we went to a self service restaurant that had food from the world over.
To my delight I found some vegetable sushi among the wonderful vegetarian dishes they offered.
I put some sushi on a dish, added some soy sauce to the side, and then sat down to eat.
I ate it slowly, savoring every morself of it. It was so delicious. I took a deep breath and took a bite of the next one. I tasted so much in that one bite.
There was a lot of noise around me, people walked back and forth with their food, people from my table returned with their food, the wait staff removed my empty glass… And I was on a planet of my own, where my own food brought such delight that I fell still inside.
Mindful eating is not a natural thing to me, often I eat without wondering what I taste.
But that moment, in that busy restaurant, was pure bliss.