A lot has been said over the years about how important it is for someone to make sure that they don’t just put anything into their mouth. A common phrase is ‘you are what you eat’.
What these messages can do is cause someone to believe that is that the only thing they need to think about is what they put into their mouth. Everything else is then going to pale in significance.
There is no doubt that it is a good idea for someone to be mindful when it comes to what they put into their body. Simply putting anything into their mouth is unlikely to do them any favours in the long run.
Eating just about anything might not affect them if they are at the beginning of their life, but they might end up paying the price as time goes by. So, in the same way that a car needs the right fuel to run at its best, a human being also needs the right food to run at their best.
Nonetheless, while there is no denying how essential it is for someone to consume the right food, this is not the only thing that they need to pay attention to. There are so many other things that have an effect on them.
For example, what can’t be overlooked is the information that enters their mind and the people who they spend time with. The information what they consume will have a massive effect on how they perceive the world and how they feel, and the company that they keep will also heavily influence how they see themselves and how they feel, amongst other things.
Ergo, if someone is very careful when it comes to what goes into their mouth, but they are not as careful when it comes to the information that enters their mind or who they spend their time with, they are going to undermine thesmevles. In a way, it will be as if they are eating a spoon full of vegetables, followed by a spoon full of hydrogenated fat.
They could believe that they are living in the right way, and the people in their life could admire them, yet they will be consuming a lot of things that are not good for them. Another way of looking at it would be to say that it will be similar to taking all the ‘right’ supplements, only to eat unhealthy food.
Eating the right food is then just one part of the equation - someone also needs to take in the right information and to be around people who nourish their being. If they open their mind up to anything and spent time around people who have a toxic energy for instance, it won’t matter how nutritious their diet is.
What one could do is take step back and look into each area of their life. This will give them the chance to see what areas of their life are serving them and what areas of their life need a tune up.
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Oliver JR Cooper
Oliver JR Cooper
Author of 26 books, Transformational Writer, Teacher & Consultant.
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That which is contained within these articles is based on my own empirical understanding and is true for me at the time they were written. However, as I continue to grow, what I perceive as the truth will inevitably change and as a result of this - parts of these articles may not reflect my current outlook.