The very idea behind a pilgrimage is fundamentally to subdue the sense of who you are. It is to become nothing in the process of just walking and climbing and subjecting yourself to various arduous processes of nature.
Food is giving away its own life to make up your life.
The very process of eating consciously demands a certain level of attention and also leads to a heightened level of awareness.
Being alive to everything in existence is your only business. If you stay really alive to everything, you will know the bounty of the planet, you will know the beauty of the sky, you will know what is beyond – everything will be within your perception. But unfortunately, right now, most people’s engagement is not with life, but with their own psychological drama of their thought and emotion. This means you have lost touch with the Creator’s creation and are lost in your own petty creation.