when I eat just with the bowl of food as my only focus, undistracted by any entertainment such as TV or a video, it can become like a meditation of sorts. Two different things can happen, though. On the one hand, I notice the various flavours in the food more strikingly, and enjoy them more. On the other hand, I begin to notice the whole chewing process, what is actually happening to the food (getting mashed up, mixed with saliva and swallowed), and I can get a little put off by this. I'm not sure what we are supposed to do regarding that. But yes, eating in silence is a great idea, and I know I ought
to do it more often...