Feeding the Soul’s Longing for Life …

[As] you eat, know that you are feeding more than just a body. You are feeding the soul’s longing for life, its timeless desire to learn the lessons of earthly existence — love and hate, pleasure and pain, fear and faith, illusion and truth — through the vehicle of food. Ultimately, the most important aspect of nutrition is not what to eat, but how our relationship with food can teach us who we are and how we can sustain ourselves at the deepest level of being.
— Marc David (excerpt from A Grateful Heart: 365 Ways to Give Thanks at Mealtime edited by M.J. Ryan)