Thursday, May 24, 2012

We Are What We Eat?

Two blogs in two days? This is crazy.

I was listening to this beautiful song by Sigur Ros the other day and something hit me. I don't even understand the words to the song, in fact I think this album is made without speaking any coherent words, but it touched me so deeply with joy and hope that I started to tear up a little bit.

The experience reminded me just how powerful music is and how it affects how we feel and act.

And it got me thinking, you know how they say "you are what you eat"?

Well, I'm not sure I really believe that cause I've been eating cows and chickens for years to no avail, but the idea that we are what we consume is very true. There is a great deal more to us than what we see, hear, and feel, but in large part those are the things that mold and shape us. As a result these things we consume directly affect and/or cause the things we think, say, and do.

Who I am, who we are, depends on what we consume and what we spend our time and energy doing. I am a unique person in part because no one has the same DNA or spirit as me, but also in part because of the things that I consume. The things I say, the ambitions I have, the jokes I laugh at, the things I think about, and the friends I make are all in at least some part the effect of the things I consume.

This has made me realize that if I really want to be molded into a good person I should probably spend more time doing good things like reading scriptures or serving people or something rather than watching tv or playing video games.

Now let's be honest, I'm prob not gonna stop watching tv or playing video games, but I can always make myself feel better by consuming a lot more wholesome things, right...right?


Deb Lamb said...

Hey Cousin, once in a while I read what you write and I always enjoy it, but this was great. I believe it, but more importantly, I have a desire to do better because of your writing. Thanks.

Andrea said...

1. I love this song! Never heard it before.
2. I agree wholeheartedly. I've been thinking about this topic a lot lately, trying to use a "filter" with what I surround myself with. Especially w/ movies. I love all movies so much, but I'm trying to see if I can give up Wedding Crashers & Old School. Not sure...

B Zolli said...

I'm glad you enjoy, this is literally the least I could do!

B Zolli said...

1- all of their music is amazing.
2- I know exactly what you mean, I'm not sure I can give all those movies just yet, they make me laugh way too much and they're just way too cool...

. said...

YES. old people pranking young people. perfect song, it reminds me of We bought a Zoo.

As well as making me feel tingly and hopeful inside. Thanks for the thought, you're great with word you know that?