Joyful Eating

How might we eat to cultivate joy?

What does it look like to enjoy what we eat?

Consider Joy throughout time.

1. Do I/we enjoy the process of discovering the food?
2. Do I/we enjoy the process of storing the food (if necessary)?
3. Do I/we enjoy the process of preparing the food?
4. Do I/we enjoy the process of eating the food?
5. Does the food taste good?
6. Do I/we enjoy how I feel immediately after I’ve eaten the food?
7. Do I/we enjoy how I feel the next day after I’ve eaten the food?
8. Do I/we enjoy how I feel the next season after I’ve eaten certain foods?

If I’m eating something in the moment, and I will “regret” it later, I am not engaging with joy.

On a related note, the decisions we make everyday have consequences. Some of the consequences are unintentional. Individually and collectively, we continue to live with the consequences of our own actions, the actions of our parents and grandparents and great-grandparents, the actions of our elected officials, the actions of our business leaders and the actions of our farmers.

We (Mark and some friends and I) watched a great storytelling documentary called Food Fight. This DVD/streaming video digs into food history over the last century and highlights some current critical conversations in food. I highly recommend it.

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  • http://godgrown.net/blog Mark W

     I for one found Food Fight to  be really fun, and not just another angry political documentary, @artandtable does it again!