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Surrender to the Sweet Stillness of Meditation, Chocolate and Wine

When was the last time you actually sat still and enjoyed the pleasures of your tastebuds?

In today’s world everyone is so busy running from one place to the next, even mealtime is often on the run.

When we live in the present moment and consciously make an effort to meditate regularly, savour each and every mouthful, and live mindfully, the effect on our body, mind and spirit is far more beneficial.

We’ve all been guilty at one time or another of watching T.V. or checking our emails while we eat, but multitasking can distract us from our body’s signals.

Eating mindfully involves paying full attention to the experience. We pay attention to the colours, smells, textures, flavours, temperatures, and even the sounds (crunch!) of our food.

However, living mindfully involves noticing when the mind gets distracted, whilst avoiding judgement or criticism, which pulls us away from the intention of what we are doing i.e. eating or drinking.

Have you ever observed the impulses that arise after we’ve taken a few sips or bites: to grab a book, to turn on the TV, to call someone on our phone, or to do web search on some interesting subject?

With eating and living mindfully, we notice the impulse, and then return to being fully present in the moment.

The old habits of eating and not paying attention are not easy to change. Don’t try to make drastic changes. Lasting change take time, and are built on many small changes.

Start simply.

Be truly present with the assistance of a guided meditation, whilst you experience the wonder of beautiful, handmade, and carefully chosen chocolates, paired with equally exquisite matching wines.

Tonight is about giving yourself permission to surrender your senses and activate your soul.

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# Please note this event is licensed and approved by the Victorian Commission of Gaming and Liquor Regulation; our facilitator is also accredited with VGLR as an RSA Trainer and the supply of wine will meet such guidelines. Please ensure your own safety if driving to and from this event.

* No more than 150-200ml of wine per person will be served, which is the equivalent of 1.5 – 2 standard drink (approximately).