Put it in your mouth (with some manners)

17 Feb

We all do it, we enjoy it by moaning in appreciation, and the whole experience can be quite orgasmic.

EATING – Or the act of stuffing your face with food.

(even Leann Rimes does it)

As a top notch people watcher, I sometimes go deep in thought as I watch someone eat.

It’s funny, you open your mouth, put a fork/knife/burger/chopstick in and BAM it disappears.

Then you go on chewing, either delicately moving your jaws in circular motion, or clapping your jaws and showing the world how the food is decomposing in your mouth (I personally prefer the former) and then GULP, you swallow…

Eating says a lot about us. Through body language, through what we choose to eat – because you are what you eat, remember?

So I’ve noticed a lot of people attack their food. It’s not very chic (to say the least). They curl over their food (an indication of protection/guarding territory) with their arm covering the meal; Their head is tilted downwards and the fork is going into their mouth at a fast pace – repeatedly, even after they are full. This is what I call an aggressive eater.

DUDE, I won’t eat your chicken, you can calm down now.

It is both trivial and touching at the same time.

The act of eating is primitive: Whatever the meal is, whoever the Chef who made it is (or how many Michelin stars they have), the end is still the same. You are still stuffing your face to satisfy a basic need, like everybody else.

Since I was a little boy, the thought haunted me. I feel so much compassion towards an eater; he is reduced, from bully at school, Boss, Politician, murderer, Justin Bieber to a person with the most basic need.

The Bieber needs to eat too

Moral of the story : Do not eat.

I’m kidding.

On a more serious note, I came across a group of people who actually don’t eat: Sun-Eaters.

Sun-eaters look at food as being a secondary source of energy, the Sun being the primary one. Kids don’t try this at home, this is an advanced meditation technique that requires years of spiritual practice. Read more about those who devour sun rays for lunch here: http://onlyinukraine.blogspot.com/2006/06/yea-sun-eaters-are-found-everywhere.html

After reading this, you will never look at eating the same way. (Yes, I am brainwashing you) You will eat more consciously, you will enjoy your food and be aware of what you put it your mouth. I am talking about conscious eating.Read more about it here:


I’m gonna go grab something to eat now y’all.



5 Responses to “Put it in your mouth (with some manners)”

  1. mrdkr February 17, 2012 at 5:21 pm #

    Random awsomeness !! 🙂

  2. Archiyoga October 14, 2012 at 5:10 pm #

    Love your perspective but it’s bizarrely making me feel hungry….

    • gimmemoah October 14, 2012 at 5:13 pm #

      I can’t believe Britney made you hungrayy


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