Poem: Mindful Mouthful

I used to eat my dinner going at the speed of light,with stereo a-blaring and newspaper in sight. But something has happened here. It's very plain to see. For now I feel connections as I silently sip my tea. I used to gulp my dinner with stomach all uptight. Now I see the world as I savour a single bite.

--Composed by Sally Taylor during the Mindfulness Retreat at Omega Institute, Rhinebeck, New York, June 1989