Food is defined as any nourishing substance that is taken into the body to sustain life, promote growth, etc. But before we go any further, I think I'd better clarify this topic and let you in on a secret.., this post is NOT about fish, steak, chicken, veggies etc.
Have you ever wondered why you have a certain belief on or about something, but don't really understand why you believe it? Or why you may dislike certain people/cultures or certain places, etc?
Well don't feel like the lone ranger, because some of these things have probably happen to lots of people, including yours truly.
In some respects, its almost as if we've been Brainwashed, and like the food we eat, these thoughts have been introduced inside our bodies, with an honest attempt at promoting growth mentally, physically, spiritually and financially.
During my younger years growing up, I can remember my parents who loved and cared for me, and who wouldn't consciously mislead or misguide me, nourishingly fed me their own personal fearful thoughts about going to or near the ocean. Until now, I have never really given those tidbits of information much thought, or questioned why I don't particularly enjoy the ocean.
Have you ever heard about people who have told young girls that, "you can't do this or that, because.. you're a girl". Perhaps their intent was harmless and more about some unfounded safety issue. The problem lies in the fact that any girl being told this by someone she respects, is apt to retain this type of "brainfood" as gospel, and may grow up actually believing that none of the things she aspires to do or become is possible. All based of the premise that she happens to be a girl and girls can't.
Personally speaking, I found myself staying away from swimming pools and water events, because I had people in my life who didn't swim and were very uncomfortable around anything wet and or anything splashing creating waves higher than their belly button.
Remember its like getting a virus, because the next major thing a virus does is become lonely and then they multiply, multiply and multiply. Interestingly enough, a mental suggestive virus, just like any real virus, also becomes bored with its initial host and decides ummm...I want more. It genuinely wants to infect as many others as it possibly can. So guess what happen next with the phobia's I have about water stuff?
She decided that my raw and uncooked phobia's needed to stay with me and not be passed on to our youngest daughter Taylor. My effective antivirus protection plan had Taylor swimming like a fish at age 3. Ironically, being a girl she has never been told that because she was "a girl"; soccer, basketball, football, or sports in general was only for boys. The best part is that she's very atheletic and actually excels at sports.
It was less about words of fear and doubt and more about exposure and positive reinforcement.
So if you're infected and are NOT being all that you could be or you have been told that you will never amount to anything and your life will always be limited and unfulfilled.
STOP!! GO IMMEDIATELY on a diet serving LIFE as the main course.