04.29.2013 “Oatmeal and Coffee Edition”

“Expect problems and eat them for breakfast.”Alfred A. Montapert

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Zen and Diet

I probably should write a full-blown post about this, but for now I’ll just jot down a few notes about concepts in diet and zen.

Mindfulness in eating simply keeps in mind the following:

1. Eat slowly and savor each bite being consumed.

2. Eat small portions and a wide variety of foods at each meal.

3. Eat several small meals a day, and do not eat very late in the evening.

Compassion and Forgiveness in Eating

1. Realize that a living being, whether plant or animal, was consumed during the act of eating. While veganism and vegetarianism practices compassion towards animals, they forget that plants are another form of living organism and they have feelings and a sense of existence. Also, microorganisms that are consumed at a minute level also were alive.

2. Realizing the first point-of-view, forgiveness and compassion must be exercised in regards to eating, and we must be grateful to those creatures who are helping to sustain our very being, for the universal law is that it takes living beings to give other living beings sustenance on this planet.

Coffee

Monday, April 29, 2013

Breakfast – 8am

Oatmeal ~ 1/3 oats, 1/2 water, with blueberries and banana slices
Coffee ~ 1 small cup, “Columbia Supremo” Trader Joe’s

Lunch – 1pm

Teriyaki Chicken ~ 3 strips, breast, teriyaki sauce, sesame seeds
Shrimp Dumpling ~ 1 piece, small
Broccoli ~ steamed, 4 large florets
Asian Pear ~ 1/4, sliced
Miso Soup ~ 1 cup
Earl Grey Tea ~ 1 cup

Afternoon Tea – 4pm

Chicken Caesar Wrap ~ from Vons
Starbucks Mocha ~ tall, with whip

Dinner

Popeye’s Chicken ~ 4 pieces
Cajun Fries ~ 1 cup
Starbucks Mocha ~ tall, decaf, no whip

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Carlos Rull

Carlos Rull is a musician living in the San Diego area. His interests include Yoga, Eastern Philosophy, Zen Buddhism, and Gardening. He plays drums, piano, and composes New Age & Ambient music, and his albums are available on iTunes and Amazon.com.

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