"The Buddha said that nothing survives without food, including love. If you don't know how to nourish and feed your love, it will die. If we know how to feed our love every day, it will stay for a long time.
One way we nourish our love is by being conscious of what we consume. Many of us think of our daily nourishment in terms of what we eat. But in fact, there are four kinds of food we consume each day.
They are edible food (what we put in our mouths to nourish our bodies), sensory food (what we smell, hear, taste, feel and touch), volition (the motivation and intention that fuels us) and consciousness (this includes our individual consciousness, the collective consciousness and our environment.)"
- Thich Nhat Hahn
Becoming conscious of what we take in, is a great discipline to develop. It can be helpful in many ways and on many levels.
On the biological level, it can help us to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Mentally, it can help sharpen our discrimination. On an emotional level, it can help us to navigate intense and stressful situations. Spiritually, it can lead us to contentment through integration within ourselves.
Wish you a day of ferocious nourishment!
Fly on, Superhero.
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