Thich Nhat Hanh shares how to turn your morning glass of juice. into a little ritual of mindfulness.
To really enjoy a glass of orange juice, you have to be there one hundred percent mind and body together. If you are there, mind and body firmly established in the present moment, then a glass of orange juice will become a real thing for you. You are real; therefore, the juice is real. And there life is real. Life exists. Life is deep during the time you drink your orange juice.
Mindfulness is the capacity of being there body and mind united.
There is a kind of energy that helps you to be there body and mind together. That energy is called mindfulness. Mindfulness is the capacity of being there body and mind united. When you drink your orange juice, drink mindfully and you will enjoy your juice because you are really there one hundred per cent.
Excerpted from “Rest in the River.”