Thought for Food

Wisdom as an analogy can be like the food offered to us on a smorgasbord. Kind of like a variety of truths available for us to choose to eat or not eat.

Many of us will choose what we know we will like. Several of us will occasionally venture in to the unknown to try something we have not tried before. Like food that contains elements of nutritious value. Wisdom too contains elements of truth. Yet like food, it is not the food itself that benefits us; it is more in the way that our bodies digest the food, and more in the way that our body is able to extract the nutritious value from the food. Digestion eliminates the waste, which will enable our bodies to function more healthily. Good digestion means more nutritious value is extracted and waste is eliminated quickly and regularly. Bad digestion means a lot of the food that could not be digested becomes toxic and clings to the digestive tract preventing us from extracting effectively the nutritious value of food. Sometimes the nutritious value is then eliminated with the waste!

Gladly we can improve our digestion by clearing out the toxic stragglers in our digestive tract by eating “other types of food”.


Perhaps if we relate our digestive processes to that of our minds and the philosophy and tenets we explore as the “other types of food”. The wisdom from the chosen philosophy or tenets will perhaps then serve to cleanse the toxic stragglers from our minds and we will be better able to absorb much more value from any wisdom we are choosing to digest for the moment.


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pennyofheaven 4 years ago from New Zealand Author

Very nice I like the title you suggest and will change it. Thanks for reviving and stopping in.


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Perspycacious 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

I appreciate analogies which can be short and succinct. This is one such and stirred some good responses worthy of being resurrected from the past. It suggests another Hub title for you: "Thought For Food"


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pennyofheaven 4 years ago from New Zealand Author

I remember reading somewhere in your profile I think that you were successful as a chef. It is indeed a pleasant surprise to know that what we prefer defines our thinking. It is as I have sensed for some time. Coming from a food connoisseur that is great to know! Thanks very much for the excellent votes!


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jacharless 4 years ago from Between New York and London

And you see precisely why I thoroughly enjoy your work. You might be pleasantly surprised that the actual food we prefer defines our thinking method -and other habits, as equally the verbal/mental foods. Another insight as to why for twenty-odd years I very much enjoyed being a chef. The ability to see, smell, touch, taste, prepare and digest ridiculous varieties of food-stuffs was just outstanding... Up & Awesome!


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pennyofheaven 5 years ago from New Zealand Author

Habits of any kind are very hard to break. To get out of our comfort zone and venture into the unknown requires effort that not a lot of us are prepared to do. We are what we eat I do agree. Our personality can be affected by what we eat in my opinion. Each person differs. For me, red meat can dull my senses and be very heavy over all. When my body feels dull and heavy my personality will reflect that. I also think that thoughts play a very big part of who we are and how our body cleanses, builds and sustains itself.

You have stimulated some provoking thoughts in me. I haven't had any ginger ale haha!

Thanks so much for stopping by!


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Dennis Pace 5 years ago

With such an infinite variety and combination of different food and drink, why do so many people choose to eat and drink the same thing over and over again?

Does what we eat reflect our personality?

You are what you eat. True?

Just recently learned the effects of food and drink on mood. Mood is affected more by the stomach than the brain.

So then we can conclude; Are thoughts are what we eat?

Just some things I have been pondering lately. Seems like my brain has been flooded with new thoughts lately, ,..

probably has something to do with that homemade ginger ale....

Penny, for your thoughts.


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pennyofheaven 5 years ago from New Zealand Author

Thank you Neil! Glad you could stop by!


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Neil Sperling 5 years ago from Port Dover Ontario Canada

Great way to look at wisdom. Test and sample with an open mind..... like shopping, one puts into the grocery cart only what they want!

Rated up!


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pennyofheaven 6 years ago from New Zealand Author

Haha you are not alone! Hence the need for some great detoxifying remedies!


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Micky Dee 6 years ago

Oh Penny! My head is full of so much mess! I stand on my head for hours trying to shake it all out!


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pennyofheaven 6 years ago from New Zealand Author

Glad you could stop by Treasuresofheaven!


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Treasuresofheaven 6 years ago from Michigan

I like the analogy. You're deep pennyofheaven. I will be reading you. Thanks for the information. I am a student of wisdom!


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pennyofheaven 6 years ago from New Zealand Author

Haha scriber1 glad you could stop by. I agree adversity to change!


scriber1 6 years ago

Now just stop being so full of factually based common sense. Until you came along, was perfectly happy in killing myself prematurely with what I ate.....:>) And thus you have identified the true human toxicity -- that being an adversity to change.


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pennyofheaven 6 years ago from New Zealand Author

There is value indeed in eliminating toxic build up. Thanks for stopping by Saddlerider it is always a pleasure to read your comments. Stimulates my thought processes. Thank you for being you!


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saddlerider1 6 years ago

Interesting timely reading as I go on my toxic cleanse for 7 days starting tomorrow. I cleanse one week of every month, although I eat mostly organic food and drink, I still perform a master cleanse one week of every month.

It helps eliminate the toxic build up in ones system and clears the mind to think more clearly. Believe me now entering my senior year, I need all the brain power I can muster up. Thanks for this share, very interesting subject and certainly food for thought:0))


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pennyofheaven 6 years ago from New Zealand Author

Thank you!


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2besure 6 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

Very profound. As the body needs food to function properly, so does the brain!


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pennyofheaven 6 years ago from New Zealand Author

I am very much a fan of your works! Thanks!


Antoine Van Hove 6 years ago

I am getting a real fan here...

Marvellous insight!

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