The most nutritious food, the food that no nutritionist can improve upon, the only food that is effective for your good health and being is provided by the neuronal electric play of the brain that vitalizes the entire organism. Its wellbeing and vigor is reflected in your composure: a dynamic mix of the way you face life, the way you face problems, your attitude towards every one, your dynamism, your patience and forbearance. These only you can improve upon; only you can change.
The food you physically eat serves to maintain your body and all your vital organs which too nourish your brain cells with their essential and crucial glandular excretions.
Religion, when it appeared a few thousand years ago, generally fortified these basic and commendable charters then in vogue and thus bestowed legitimacy and approval of the Almighty on them. Religion proceeded to add some of its own narrow edicts and to remove many that ran counter to its thrust. To ensure and ratify its prime position in the mind of man, it put very prominently into place some Draconian edicts: blasphemy was one of them punishable with burning at the stake. Fear, guilt, and a sense of unworthiness were strongly inducted and became prime weapons in subjugating and controlling of the human ethos.
Though religion’s stranglehold is not as widespread and deep now or mind numbingly obsessive as it earlier was, its profound fear psychosis still remains, sadly, its main thrust and weapon of control.
Early man feared the unknown and feared large wild animals.
Modern man is curious of the unknown, but fears the wrath of God and the threat of burning in hell. I suppose man’s soul must possess a property that can let it suffer the excruciating pain of perpetual and relentless searing and burning for eternity without turning to ash.
FEAR today is Modern Man’s abysmal psychotic makeup. It colors his character, moulds his behavior and sets his outlook in life. Present problems mainly stem from it: anger, insecurity, enmity, confrontational attitude, ill will, jealousy, and a host of others including competitiveness and certainly pride and ego.
‘Competitiveness’ needs some clarification. Competitiveness amongst members of the same species for the sake of merely showing one’s superior capability was not natural phenomena or a desired one, but one that developed over time and now serves to show superiority over one’s compatriots. Instead of progressing together and helping one another, rivalry makes an adversary of all. It is unfortunate that competition when aimed against fellow man disregards any feeling of love or bonhomie that exists.
By its very definition, competitiveness indicates a call to excel the field at whatever task is required with a view to achieving success exclusively, disregarding the loss of or humiliation suffered by the other participants.