With all the attention millions of people give to weight, food, diet and fitness, it is well to ask before sitting down to a meal, “Am I filling up on food or inspiration?”
Masses of people feel helpless in the face of food, believing it controls them, determines their weight, affects their decisions and controls their appetite. But this is backward reasoning. Mind governs thought and action, not food!
Food is quite harmless by itself. It has no power to put itself into your mouth, tell you what to do or to manipulate your emotions and desires. Food is mindless matter. There is no intelligence in it. You have control over food through understanding Mind reigns and rules over thought and action, not edibles.
It is well, when sitting down for a meal, to first honor the one Mind’s government over thought and action, to stay metaphysically clear that food does not control or govern your habits. As a child of God, you act on the impulse of Truth and Love which lead to intelligent decision-making that produces a good effect.
Eat up the truth at mealtime, and during snack time too. It’s a choice you can make and feel good about.
“Whatever inspires with wisdom, Truth, or Love — be it song, sermon, or Science — blesses the human family with crumbs of comfort from Christ’s table, feeding the hungry and giving living waters to the thirsty”
Science and Health, p. 234.