And we are all KNOWN by the ideas we spread around. So, if you look around and don’t like what you see, the person in the wrong place is you, so go lead somewhere else, follow someone else, and be somewhere else.
No cliché, we ARE what we eat.
Well-worn, widely ignored, and very inconvenient truths.
Our body adapts to, our health is determined by what we eat. Ask any doctor, ask any nutritionist, ask your mother – or save time – simply ask yourself if your body will be resilient and if you’ll have a long life if you keep eating what you are eating?
I’m pointing the finger at myself too. I’m not happy with my dietary habits. Not yet. I realize how I’ve changed my diet in recent years is a good start, but if I want an excellent finish. More work to do.
If we eat a healthy diet in moderate volumes, we get healthier bodies; if we eat crap, overeat, or eat without concern for nutritional balance or appropriate calories, we get unhealthy bodies.
Everybody knows that. Nearly everyone ignores it.
Our mind adapts too – to what we consume, what we read, what we hear, what we choose to think about. And who we are, who we’ve become, is derived from who we love, what we love, and how we love.
Consider carefully what you feed your belly, but also what you feed your brain. Change what you eat, change your life.
We are what we eat.
We are what we think.
We are what we read.
We are also who we hang out with.
We are who we follow.
We are who we lead.
Those who will follow us – those who are led by our words, by our deeds, by our leadership and wisdom (or lack of), will be like us and we will be like them. If you look around and see great people doing great things – then you are leading and following in a peaceful, productive space.
Regarding your experience related in I BUILT MY BRIDGE, an interesting read. I certainly relate to the lead-up and the meeting, having known the eventual predicted outcome from experience. Academic, fitness, social or cultural compartmentalization is often a known and appreciated attribute one works toward all their lives. Understanding others may not fit exactly into that self-prescribed mold, yet still being able offer intellect, humour and connection, even if it is short lived was what I think you may have been expressing as part of the experience. Ultimately, these situations add up to venturing out of that self “label” and participating in the bigger pool of those with more to offer than what one might already be very well versed in. Sometimes it’s situational, sometimes it is just for the other person’s reasons. I am glad she made the effort to connect, and I have learned “disagreement does not equal rejection” which allows me to not take it personally. It serves as a reflection, rather than a regret. I enjoyed how you relayed the experience and how it was not an ending of drama or intentional deceit or hurt, BD, Calgary, AB