Having realized from Bhagavad-Gita 4:24 that “the process of offering, and the oblation itself, are Brahman” I have come to a carry out a very methodical, puja-like way of eating my lunch.
Every time I order from Erbert & Gerbert’s I order a sandwich (avacado, tomato and lettuce and cheese), broccholi soup and a soda.
Every time I open the lid of the soup, swipe the soup off the inner lid with a weird chunk of bread they give you, take a bite, then dip the remainder of this chunk in the bowl, and eat again.
I then open the sandwich, dip and eat and repeat until the sandwich is finished.
I then smash a packet of crackers into the remaining soup, stir the crumbs in, and eat the rest of the soup.
All of this with “Aum Namo Narayana” or “Jai Hari Aum” or “Aum Vishnave Namah” drifting through my brainspace.
It is only then that I open the aforementioned soda, spending the rest of the afternoon drinking it.
Jai Hari Aum!