How to Eat Rice Mindfully (As Taught by Slow Loris). {Video}

Via on Dec 11, 2013

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“Taken slowly, or mindfully, even eating an orange or a bowl of soup, or a small piece of dark chocolate for that matter, can take on the flavor of prayer.”

~ Mary DeTurris Poust      


Remember the splendor that can be felt when living mindfully? During each day? And each moment? No matter what is being done or observed?

Remember how I wrote about being attentive when looking at a single painting? Did it make a difference? Do you look at paintings in a different light now?

Can you feel it too? Mindfulness is happening all around us. And it’s a beautiful thing—a wakefulness of our souls.

Let’s catch today’s swell of awareness and surf its great wave together. I want you to join me—please. It will remind us both of how very precious every moment is that we have been given, on this gorgeous, spinning, blue globe that we call our home.

Sometimes, mindfully practiced actions can be found in the most unexpected of places. Sometimes it isn’t even a person who is being mindful.

I was recently deeply moved by a video of slow and intentional eating of a small rice ball. It was being eaten by a creature named Kinako, with big, communicative eyes and petite, nimble hands that moved so slowly and carefully.

I found myself enchanted by this small and adorable being—actually, I swooned from the cuteness overload.

Here she is, Slow Loris and her ball of rice:


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About Laura Kutney

Laura Kutney  loves to laugh until her face and stomach hurt. If you opened her secret box, you would find books, words, art, photos and a world of feelings. She can ponder a word for a day, or write a story in an hour. She has a photographic memory but is also dyslexic. Yep, the two coexist inside of her like a little universal joke. Originally a chemical engineer, she is now a mother to three teen children and has been married to her true love for 19 years. Life is good and ever-changing. She counts on the second part of that last sentence sometimes hourly. She can be found here as a featured author for elephant journal, on her blog (Mosaic Commons) and on Facebook.


2 Responses to “How to Eat Rice Mindfully (As Taught by Slow Loris). {Video}”

  1. Penny says:

    Poor slow loris, living in that cage. Their downfall is their 'cuteness'. 'Mindfully' leave them in their natural habitat please!

    • Laura Kutney laurakutney says:

      I agree to that. I hesitated sharing due to this, but it was eye-opening to see how they behave. I'm all for natural habitats, but at times there are orphans and such. I don't recommend keeping wild creatures as pets. Thanks for your thoughtful comment. Laura

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