So says the American and British definitions for food found at dictionary.com. I’d never before looked up the word. Interesting, isn’t it? Notice the key word nourishing and it’s companion, nutrients? Might that not just excise most of what we consume these days in the form of prepared ‘food stuffs’?
Makes me think of:
‘”Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.”
~ Hippocrates, father of modern medicine
Pretty simple, isn’t it?
When coming from this perspective, living in sync with our food becomes easier.
Food is such a touchy subject isn’t it? Often we’re defensive about our choices. For so long I hid choosing to eat vegetarian. Family and friends would freak, anxious about what to feed me when visiting. And, then there were those who take my choice as a direct judgement on their choices! Somehow I was perceived as presenting myself as superior. Others would go the route similar in responding to the one who works out arriving to a morning work meeting of donuts (“I really *should* work out/eat better and you standing there is uncomfortably reminding me that I’m not”). It’s all judgements.
And, that’s bad for digestion. Shall we move on from the one-size-fits-all model? Because we know it doesn’t. And not every system works for everyone. The blood type diet plan isn’t me. According to that, I should be eating paleo. I read on it, and looked deep to figure it out. Maybe my sister was right. Maybe I had faulty digestion. But, it’s not what my body craves. My body wants fresh and light. Wouldn’t you think that if paleo was what my body wanted, I’d be drooling over by the barbie?
Living High Fidelity points in the direction of learning/remembering/uncovering what we can about ourselves and realigning with those resonances. We assembled ourselves for this journey. I put me together in a way that would serve my time here optimally. I am finally choosing to listen, and then follow through.
What have you learned about feeding your vessel? What makes your mouth water?