Tuesday, October 29, 2013
I found the 20 minute eating challenge just that .....a challenge! It is an alien concept almost. But I tried....Not enough food to make it last so I had to change my menu. Then I needed to add more water to the meal. I ended up drinking 6 glasses of water. That still didn't work so I added baroque music at a very low level. That helped a lot. I started to relax.
Playing classical music at a meal is a memory from a high school retreat at a Franciscan Monastery outside of my home town. It was a very memorable experience. One of the best things about it was the meal times. No talking but beautiful music in the background. A real treat.
So, in the end that is what got me through a 20 minute meal........Whew! I can't say that it is something that I found easy but I learned a lot in the process...... It can be done but you have to work at it...............God bless the monks.