Your selection of food and consumption of food also must happen consciously. More than what you eat, how you eat it is also equally important. When I say how you eat it, these are all live substances. Every one of them had a life of their own. Whether it’s a plant, animal, vegetable – every one of them had a life of their own. Now, in some way, you’re making food out of it, you must consume it with utmost gratitude.
The food on your plate is not just a substance. It is not a material. It is not a commodity. It is life
If you approach it with a certain sense of gratitude and reverence towards the food that you eat. When I say reverence, it may feel like too much for you, but I’m asking you… Let’s say we put you in a room and you had nothing to eat for 5 days. If God appears in front of you, what will you ask for? Food. So that’s how important it is. You must understand, the food on your plate is not just a substance. It is not a material. It is not a commodity. It is life. It is the life-making material for you. So, you must treat it as such.
Right now, when it’s on the plate, when it’s out there it has no value. But the moment you consume it and it becomes your flesh and blood, now suddenly it’s of immense value. Why do we live like this? It’s very important, when it comes on your plate itself, you must treat it as a part of yourself. With great reverence, you must consume. Just the way you consume it, if you change that, food will behave very differently within you.
This is what consciousness means. If people say your consciousness has no impact on your life, only chemical structures have impact, I’m very sorry for them. Because that’s not how life works. Human consciousness has a deep and profound impact on everything that we touch. Especially the food, that we are making another life as a part of ourselves. When we’re doing such an act, it’s very very important, we treat it with utmost gratitude and reverence.