Sometimes life’s lessons come from the unlikeliest of sources. Eating Lychees this week has taught me how unmindful I can be when I eat. Gobbling without thinking would be a far more apt description of my eating habits. Instead of concentrating on how the flesh tasted when I dug into it, I was focusing on extracting the seed from the centre. Once successfully done I then forgot all about the point of eating the Lychee in the first place. Throwing the seed away became the next point of focus.
Sounds daft doesn’t it but how often is our attention taken away or concentrated on things that aren’t important? How often do we indulge in activities that don’t move our lives (or taste buds) along because we have unintentionally and unthinkingly become side-tracked?