Nourishing the Mind

At the core of all true religion is our need for the higher food of light, peace and bliss, and in order to fulfil our higher destiny, we cannot live on physical bread alone. In the Christian tradition, so central is this teaching that it comes in the Lord’s Prayer, and is the inner meaning of the taking of bread and wine in the sacred rite of the Eucharist. Christ’s references to this higher nourishment are numerous, from his promise to the woman at the well, that he will provide her with the water, which, when drunk, she will never thirst again, to his declaration: ‘I am the bread of life’ and his statement ‘I have meat to eat that ye know not of.’

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This article is from the Spring 2017 issue of Self-Knowledge Journal.