Tuesday, July 05, 2005


Nourishment refers to much more than a healthy diet. It is the ultimate care-giving function.

You can know people by observing what they choose to nourish in their own lives. Do they feed and develop their own bodies? Do they cultivate their spirits, their intellects, their values? Do they nourish and care for those around them? If so, to whom do they devote their energies? The most successful people are temperate in eating and drinking, thinking and dreaming. They strengthen the world by nurturing the higher nature in man.

It is wise to pay heed to your inner thoughts and impulses, ignoring thoughts which undermine a healthy and persevering attitude. A wise person is temperate in the consumption of food and drink, because to be otherwise only leads to discomfort; the fact that temporary pleasure may precede the discomfort does not influence the person of mature character. In the same way, be discriminating in your words and actions, lest a desire for temporary advantage lead you to cause pain for yourself or others.

Enrich your own character and you will naturally nourish everyone around you.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

"temperate" in the consumption of drink, eh?

July 13, 2005  
Blogger Ladarna Daorsa said...


Even my moderation is taken in moderation.

I'm zen that way. ;)

July 13, 2005  

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