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Just thought this was a nice article by Thubten Chodron. I have done most of the things she suggests, but I never thought to think of people who have poor meals and "offer" my enjoyment of the food to them. I'm not sure what I think of that. Obviously, it's good to practice things that give us more connection with people to enhance bodhicitta and empathy. But at the same time it kind of makes me think "What good, exactly, comes from me offering something tasty to someone who can't have it?" They don't exactly benefit from that. But I suppose the point is for me to develop that empathy and appreciation and perhaps to spur me into action.
I frequently find that when I am practicing mindful eating, that there is a lot of stuff I eat that I don't actually like. I might like the initial zing of sweet or salty, but the mush and aftertaste left over is gross. Yet even when I record that in my mental notes,it doesn't stop me from craving sour cream and onion chips the next day, lol. Humans are just weird. "I know this isn't healthy and I don't even like it, but I'm craving it!" My sister said she gets really grossed out when she eats mindfully. I told her maybe she's eating the wrong food.
Anyhow, without further delay: