Nowadays, people who are out of balance due to a hectic life are looking for ways to regain their equilibrium by doing yoga, zen, “transcendental” meditation, or they go to learn how to relax. I’m not saying it’s not a good thing, but I found an exercise that’s easier and more effective: to learn how to eat!
When you eat in all sorts of ways, amidst noise, nervousness, haste, discussions, what’s the point of going to meditate or do yoga afterwards? What a comedy… Why not see that every day, two or three times a day, we all have the opportunity to do an exercise to relax, to concentrate, to harmonize all our cells?
Observe yourself: when you have eaten in a state of agitation, of anger, of revolt, then all day long you manifest yourself with bitterness, nervousness, partiality, and if you have difficult problems to solve, the scales always tip to the negative side. You then try to justify yourself by saying “what do you want, man, I can’t help it, I’m nervous”, and then to calm yourself down you take medication, which doesn’t do much good. To improve your nervous system, learn to eat.
Izvor No. 204, chap. II