I think it’s pretty important to eat healthy food – Hippocrates said, “Let food be your medicine & medicine be your food.” That’s some good timeless wisdom, in lots of different contexts & not just for our bodies.
I think that we also need to pay attention what we feed our minds & hearts. Here’s an interesting example: one of my favorite movies in my 20s was Aliens. I loved this movie & almost had the lines memorized. But this became a problem for me because there’s a fair amount of violence in this movie & I began to start having very violent dreams & thoughts. My mom suggested that I take a breather from Aliens for a bit & viola, the dreams & thoughts became less & less violent. So my line of thinking is that whatever we feed our hearts & minds is going to be what starts to grow & bear fruit in our lives.
With this in mind, I had a really good conversation with God this morning about several items that have been stressing me of late – He was kind enough to point me to Ps 55 & from this conversation, I’ve been thinking about this Psalm & reading through it several times. Rather than my mind continually running through the various stresses & challenges, I’m letting Ps 55 be my whole food today 🙂