When we are careful about what we eat but careless about what we think, we get Brad Pitt in Burn After Reading. Well, okay. A less exalted version thereof. But still a mess.
Put your thoughts on a diet. Stop feeding them with your interest.
We are renewed (made new again) through death. This is as true for civilizations as it is for individuals. Reform, modification, more exercise, a better diet, good intentions and cosmetic procedures cannot make us new again. Were it not for death, we’d be zombies sleepwalking through an endless senility.
Diet is derived from the Greek word for ‘a way of life’. We achieve spiritual weightlessness to the extent we drop the past and forgive everyone for everything. This is how angels fly.
When there’s no ‘hard’ in our lives, no challenge or difficulty, we become soft as over-boiled potatoes. Take our diet. When we abandoned raw hard-to-chew food in favour of soft, processed food, our facial structure changed. We were handsome once.