For so many of us food is a way to check out of the moment. While eating our awareness often travels behind us into the past or ahead of us into the future. We eat at our desk at lunch brilliantly multitasking and missing the doorway to nutrients. Food becomes social a link to other people rather than a link to the moment, to the wisdom of our body and its many signals and messages. What would it be like to imagine food as a doorway, not out of, but into the moment. What would it be like to imagine that the tastes and the textures of the food can become gentle tethers that bring us back to this precious moment. This 10-minute meditation is designed to help you practice mindful eating. Before you start, you’ll need to gather something to eat such as an apple or another wholesome snack. As you practice this mindful eating meditation, each bite will be a doorway to sensation and flavor that fills you up with presence.