Monday, February 15, 2010

My spiritual diet

I consider spiritual learning to be almost necessary for my own survival -- the big questions of life are endlessly fascinating to me and I love looking around and using experiences (my own or those of others) to challenge my ideas.

This process is nearly as important to my life as food is to my body. And there's no such thing as total satiety. Do you ever get hungry again after dining at an all-you-can-eat buffet? It might take longer than usual, but sure, you'll always get hungry again. That's the way I am with big questions of faith, the universe and everything, and since I won't ever get "full', I just try to enjoy every meal!

Here's a peek at some of my recent diet:

Joel Osteen -- he's my coffee, good for an occassional pick-me-up but not enough nutrients for me to live on

Richard Beck -- Grilled veggies, because I tend to put them off for a while but when I finally dig in, I remember how good that taste, and how good they are for my health

Dalai Lama -- Indian food (no irony intended), because it's way outside my childhood experience but I love it anyway, and it teaches me how other cultures live on completely different diets to achieve the same health goals

Debby -- Boston Market, where although I've never met the cook, somehow it still tastes like a meal at home

Hackman brothers (here and here) -- Sea salt dark chocolate, two different ingredients that, when combined, remind me that diversity and a clash of flavors can reveal something wondrous

Ken Ham -- Candy corn, it's a revisit to a childhood taste that I end up spitting out while marvelling at how much I must have changed

RedWifey -- Water, one of the few absoutely essential substances. It's a part of me and I see semblances of it everywhere I go.

What have you enjoyed eating lately?


Debby said...

Wow. I'm so shocked, I can't even think of anything to say besides 'Really?!!!!!'

Don said...

"Variety is the spice of life"

Logan said...

I'm disappointed I'm not here...just kidding, haha-haven't been writing much lately on spiritual matters. Miss reading yours, but I suppose the pot can't call the kettle black...

Bob said...

Great post and good to hear from you. Can't do Joel Osteen, even as an occasional caffeine jolt.

You're right, Debby has been an inspiration to many of us for the past year or so.

You have provided a lot of spiritual food for thought, especially the times you spoke at your church. Look forward to more.

Redlefty said...

Thanks gang!

Bob, I have a new sermon topic ready to go if I get asked again. Maybe I should let them know that...

Andrew said...

Thanks Red! I feel the same way about Richard Beck. I have to make the time to read him (cause it tends to be lengthy and involved) but I am always glad when I do.

Steve H. said...

I don't know what to say other than I'm flattered...but which one of us is the sea salt and which the chocolate? :)