Posted by: alexswallow | July 15, 2013

5 reasons why coffee is my meditation

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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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