Food in our life comes in different forms. Primary food and secondary food. Both of them complete each other. Primary food is what’s beyond our plate, healthy relationships, fulfilling career, daily exercise, and spirituality. They play a role in feeding our hunger for life. When we balance our primary foods, life begins to feed you, hence what you eat becomes secondary.
Sometimes we are fed not by food but by the energy in our lives. These moments and feelings demonstrate that everything is food. Secondary food is the food on our plate such as proteins, whole grains, fruits and vegetables etc.. Whenever you aren’t feeling healthy, or something is feeling “off”, it could be the result of an imbalance.
An imbalance of either your primary or your secondary foods – anything that isn’t going go right in our life such as our careers or relationships – can lead to changes in mood and in the cravings that we experience during the day, which can lead to digestive, physical and mental problems.
Here’s a look at five primary foods you need in your life now. Which ones do you think you need to work on?
Relationships: The quality of our relationships explains a lot about the quality of our life and our health. It’s important to cultivate relationships that are healthy and support your individual needs and desires.
Friendships: Today most people are spending a large amount of time on media, tv, apps, etc.. Having high quality friendships add meaning to life. You can determine which kind of people you allow to stay or let go of, or give them less of your energy. Maintain your quality friendships while at the same time clearing space for new people to come into your life. Remember, friendship is primary food and it should nourish you!
Physical activity: Our bodies thrive on movement and without it, it degenerates. A 30-minute walk every day may be all you need to keep yourself in shape. Making physical activity is an easy daily habit. There are many kinds of physical activities you can take part in. Different people require different types of exercise and needs will change with time. Activities ranging from Pilates, rock climbing, surfing, etc.. The options are endless!
Career: Our lives improve a lot when we do the work that we love. Think about your current job, your likes and dislikes of what you do every day. Finding work you love is essential to living a healthy balanced life.
Spirituality: Spiritual nutrition can feed us and hence diminish cravings for the superficial rewards of life. Daily meditation, reading religious texts, walking in nature helps you develop a spiritual openness.