This is a picture from my basket of pomegranates. I keep them on my kitchen table. We sit around as a family, sharing our day, laughing and seeing who can gather the most seeds in a bowl. This sure replaces sitting on the couch eating chips.
When I am alone the process of eating a pomegranate helps me be mindful. I consider this a form of meditation and appreciate. I take my time with the fruit, enjoy the rich color. I’ll bring a seed up to the light to see how it radiates, reminding me of a precious gem, I give grace. Each seed exploding a small amount of concentrated, flavor, in my mouth, only begging me to eat more. The process of mindfulness paired with gratefulness and experiential pleasure has tremendous emotional and physical health benefits