- Religion and Philosophy
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.