Meditation and mindfulness are all the rage these days, and for good reason. The majority of us feel overwhelmed by the countless decisions, distractions and demands on our attention every second of every day. And meditation or mindfulness are proven to be beneficial for our mental, emotional, and even physical well-being, helping to reduce stress and anxiety.
But for many of us life can get so hectic and fast-paced that we often forget to even breathe, let alone take time to slow down, centre ourselves in the present moment and connect to our senses.
Unsurprisingly, though, one thing we never seem to forget to do is eat chocolate. So, it only makes sense then to let chocolate lead the way, right? Combining delicious indulgence with meditation to help relieve a bit of your stress and anxiety. Makes perfect sense to us!
Now, usually what happens is that most of us grab a bar of our favourite chocolate and gobble it down without giving much thought to what we’re seeing, hearing, touching, tasting or smelling. Instead, just this once, try this short, guided chocolate meditation to bring your complete attention to the event of eating a piece of chocolate. We promise it will enhance your experience, making the chocolate taste even better, creating that perfect, blissful #OmMoment. That is, if you can resist the temptation to wolf it down!
So let’s get started. We’ve adapted this meditation from ‘Mindfulness: Finding Peace in a Frantic World’, a book by Danny Penman and Mark Williams1. We recommend that you read the instructions below first, then take a deep breath and enter chocolate paradise at your own pace.
Now how do you feel? Possibly one of THE most enjoyable guided meditations, right? What did you notice? Did your Ombar taste better than if you had eaten it at your normal pace? What do you make of that?
So often we’re on auto-pilot and miss much of the beautiful moments of our day-to-day lives. So if you’re feeling disconnected and overwhelmed, try pausing, taking a breath, and maybe slowly eat an Ombar. After all, it’s the simple pleasures that make life wonderful.
Seize your Om Moment. Embrace the bliss.