The Eightfold Path to Mindful Eating
How ancient Buddhist principles can help us bring a spirit of meditation into every meal
By Carmen Yuen
Too many of us are mindless eaters, to the point that we barely notice what we shove into our mouths. It's nigh time to put down the Blackberry, turn off the TV, and eat--just eat. Taking inspiration from the Buddha's Noble Eightfold Path, these eight practical steps help us move from "scarfing on the go" to "dining in the now."
Carmen Yuen is the author of "The Cosmos in a Carrot: A Zen Guide to Eating Well" (Parallax Press). To learn more about her and her work, visit www.carmenyuen.com.