Posted by: alexswallow | July 15, 2013

5 reasons why coffee is my meditation



I’ve read so many studies saying that meditation is good for you. Maybe one day I’ll find the time to look into it. But today I realized that coffee serves a meditative function for me.

Of course, I don’t mean that it zones me out. Coffee is, after all, a stimulant. But it  provides some of the functions of meditation in my life.

Here’s why:

1- It provides a pause in my day.

2- It links whatever I am doing to past experiences: after all, I have drunk coffee many times.

3- It makes me think outside my immediate situation. I think about things such as where the coffee is grown, what machine has been used to make it, how it compares to other coffee I have had etc.

4- For a moment, however brief, I am just focused on that cup of coffee and nothing else.

5- It makes me feel part of something bigger than myself. Coffee is a global product. The people who ‘invented’ it, who are best at producing it and best at serving it, are different people from different countries.

So, what is your, (non-traditional) form of meditation?




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