Eating is one of the two main functions of the tongue and essential to our survival. This significance makes food one of the most effective media for initiating a change in consciousness. Sharing a meal cooked with love is an ageless experience universal to all humans. We have all felt the immediate transformation of consciousness followed by a reciprocation of love for the person that prepared the meal. The fact is, food prepared with loving intention translates perfectly across all languages. Such food has the ability to break down barriers, turning anger into love, fear into trust, and ignorance into enlightenment. Living consciously begins with eating consciously, which will help you do so in all your thoughts and actions. Your life will be consistent and in harmony with your environment. You will complement your environment instead of disrupting it.