When you eat your bowl of corn flakes, devote at least a few seconds to "seeing" the corn — how it grows, with the tassels hanging down; and how the wind sweeps across the cornfield, blowing pollen from one side to the other and making the plants fertile. When you watch this in your imagination, and carry the process from the planted seed up to the present moment in which you are chewing the corn flakes, you see how your eating is connected with the whole fertility dance of the plant world. If we don't become a conscious part of the process, what right have we to eat the corn flakes?

Zalman Schachter-Shalomi in A Book of Life by Michael Strassfeld