The houseplant receives the benefit of those water-soluble vitamins and minerals, and i suppose that nutrition benefits my philodendron as much as it would benefit me if i used it for soup stock.
How does what we consume with our eyes and ears benefit us? How much does our media consumption, for instance, grow beneficial qualities in us?
Take a close look at what you are "feeding" your mind. Ask the question: Is this TV program, is this movie, is this radio program really beneficial to my mind?
Tonight, i'm having beet soup for dinner and then meditating for 30 minutes.
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