As you sit down to eat, take a moment to contemplate all that went into your food.

You can reflect on the way it was made, the people who had a hand in it, how your purchase affected the economy in the area the food was produced, and everyone locally who helped get it to your table. Contemplate how amazing it is that all the causes and conditions came together for you to have this meal.

Notice if feelings of appreciation or gratitude arise. Take a bite.

This week’s meditation is by our friends Ellie and Lodro from M N D F L. It uses simple techniques that will help you cultivate your daily practice.