As I close my eyes and drift away to a land where there is love, health peace and blessings. I wanted to take the time to think and reflect.
I have written and thought much about the idea of survival. Human needs that need to be fulfilled for the sake of basic necessity. It is only when the basic necessities are filled, can we begin to focus on other facets of life. For instance: if someone is homeless, the necessity for safe, secure shelter and housing, is necessary for health and well-being. This is accompanied with food, water and clothing. So we could say that these are the basic necessities that are the critical foundation to ones survival and growth. But there is another element that I desired to explore that is food tied with health.
A person can possess or have adequate access to the necessities of life, and have built a strong foundation, yet; ones health creates limitations, such as the desire not to eat, not feeling hungry, or loosing taste buds, that result in not being able to taste what one is eating, but still requires food to survive. This is and was part of my healing journey. But if the desire was to eat to survive, one must also shift the attitude from not just surviving, but to thrive. To ensure that eating is also for the purposes of enjoyment. An experience of life. When we try to think from this point of view, we don't only fulfill our basic bodily need for food, but we increase our appetite for life, for love. To taste life and realize that each and every day we are given a renewal, an opportunity to live life.
Reflection: After I finished writing these thoughts I began to meditate upon what I had written, and realized how closely connected they were to the Holy Eucharist, and receiving the communion. Food is survival, thriving for life, but can also be thought of as a sacred, spiritual act.
Instagram: These thoughts are also reflective of my recent instagram posts, where I posted images of food that I had cooked.