Fear is the most immediate response. The most handy. The most gripping. Like Fast Food. But how long would you want to live on fast food (if at all?)
And why settle for the most grab-able food, and choke on it, if you can enjoy a slow, nutritious, delicious meal?
Fear, like Hope, is food for the Soul
You can feed your Soul junk, or you can nourish it with living foods.
Grabbing whatever comes your way (News, What’sApp, Catastrophic predictions) and grasping onto them – is like flailing in turbulent waters. A desperate motion that is likely to cause drowning.
Recognizing the direction of a water stream, releasing control, and seeking calmness — are the ways to go if you are to survive a rushing stream or ocean waves.
Likewise, we are invited to stop flailing our emotions! To calmly evaluate the rapids coming towards us (News, What’sApp, Catastrophic Predictions), and to stop consuming it, if it brings about desperate inner flailing: despair, or helplessness. These are worse than junk food. They are poisonous to our Soul.
When we renounce poisonous foods, we are free to seek the highest nutritional sustenance for our body and soul. The most potent, living foods are found in remembering why we are here: to express our creativity, to connect with others, to rise above!
Now, that we are all ensconced in our homes, we have plenty of time for slow cooking, for contemplation, for sorting out the chaff from the wheat, the fake from the real, the nutritious from the poisonous, the soul food from anything else!