Best of Back in Skinny Jeans: Originally posted March 21, 2006
Written by Maria de los Angeles of Sex and The Beach
Do you rush through a meal or do you savor each bite? Do you surrender completely into joy and abundance, be it a delicious meal or a lover’s caress? Do you accept nurturing? Or do you present yourself as an antagonist in your own drama?
Every morsel of food that goes into your mouth and each person you kiss are all a glimpse of the relationship you have with yourself.
More questions to ponder: “If I don’t absolutely love my sagging breasts, how can I expect my lover to love them unconditionally? If I don’t simply adore a yummy meal, how can I expect it to be nutritious?”
Being “absent-minded” but “fully present” in the heart is a good thing when it comes to food and sex. You become accountable, giving and being present with yourself, what you eat and of course, how you express yourself sexually.
The chocolate meditation is a great exercise in surrender and enjoyment … so relax and enjoy!
- Take ONE little piece of chocolate. Unfold it.
- Let the chocolate linger in your hands for a minute or so, before you gently place it on your tongue. Your mouth is a sacred point of nutrition and the place from where you express yourself. It’s a communion and a source of great pleasure.
- Once inside your mouth, let the chocolate melt and become part of you.
- Take about ten minutes and then ponder: “Am I enjoying all aspects of my life, even the difficult moments, in similar fashion? Am I eating with such grace? Am I having sex with such focus and concentration?”
Take the time to just take the time for your pleasure.