We can get off to a good start by lowering our standards and initiating our mindful eating by having one conscious sip of tea in the morning. Take a moment to become aware of the color of the tea, its fragrance. Feel the liquid in your mouth and throat. Open your awareness to the presence of warm sunlight, cool rain and dark earth in this one sip of tea. Everything will unfold from this simple act. Just begin aware for a few moments seems like a small event. Don’t underestimate the power of mindfulness. It is through these small moments of mindfulness that we reverse old habits and initiate an inner movement toward health. p. 18
From Mindful Eating by Jan Chozen Bays Nhat Hanh
Found in my electronic chapbook.