In sous vide style cooking you put the raw food in a vacuum sealed bag, immerse it in water with temperature comfortable for your hands, and let it cook for a while. How long? There are recipes on the internet...
My Human Design eating type, eating style is "separator". I am not allowed to mix foods in my meals. Why? I guess the original humans didn't... Or maybe my stomach is weak and can't figure out what to do with mixtures.
My be it is like a juggler who says: one thing is OK, two is a mess...
And because I am in the process of tricking death that was ready to take over back in August, and I am escaping in one inch at a time, being rigorous about my eating type seems very important.
The idea that you can get smarter needs to get clarified.
Why? Because people cannot see smart, cannot see how smart shows up, cannot see... anything other than themselves, how THEY are.
I talk to a few people every week. And I can tell that the way they see me is in comparison to themselves. Not as a person on my own right... no, they see me in the same picture as themselves... and they measure... hell, they measure, relentlessly, and guess what? I always come up short... or at best the same as them.
And we are talking about all kinds of aspects, levels of education, smarts, good/bad, etc... and yet in every aspect that is the case. This is how the homo sapiens machine works.
Here is from the Wikipedia entry: Consciousness is the state or quality of sentience or awareness of internal or external existence.
Again from Wikipedia:
Sentience is the capacity to feel, perceive, or experience subjectively. Eighteenth-century philosophers used the concept to distinguish the ability to think (reason) from the ability to feel (sentience). In modern Western philosophy, sentience is the ability to experience sensations (known in philosophy of mind as "qualia"). In Eastern philosophy, sentience is a metaphysical quality of all things that require respect and care. The concept is central to the philosophy of animal rights because sentience is necessary for the ability to suffer, and thus is held to confer certain rights.
If you are able to tell apples from oranges, you can see that WE HAVE NO IDEA what it is that we call consciousness! We say words, a kind of code, but they don't mean what they are intended to mean: consciousness, or sentience, or pretty much anything...
The visible order, what you can see, is just the top 1%. Below that there is 99% that is order, but you can't see it.
The more you are of the persuasion that there is a way the world should be, you should be, society should be, to the same degree you are blind, and unsuccessful if you act, and stuck if you don't.
Of course you expect the order to be obvious, with clear rules, so you don't have to be responsible for thinking, observing, adjusting your actions to how it is... and ultimately for any of your actions, any of your results.
Your eating style is more important than you would think.
After all, in sounds innocuous (not harmful or offensive). Everyone knows that what you eat is important but how you eat? Hogwash, say most people, scientists included, but most people are always wrong.
I am fighting the fight of my life now... Attempting to get an extra year or two past my expiration date.
"They" say that your telomeres are responsible for your life expectancy, the length of your telomeres, but they are lying. Why they say that? Because it is a source of much money, that's why. You, the payer, don't have to be responsible for anything, they will do whatever magick they do, and you pay. And that is that.
I love to read. My newest favorite writer is Blake Banner, a mystery writer. His books are perfect for one day reading... around 150 pages each.
What I like most about these books, apart from their language which is often delightful, is that the author pits against each other two kinds of detectives, the one who looks at the evidence, and immediately weaves a likely story and then defends it with all their might. And the other who doesn't make a decision but researches more until he can actually prove it... which is often a lot later.
We see the two archetypes everywhere in the non-detective world: the jumping jack... instant meaning, instant conclusion, instant anger, instant like or dislike... 99% of all humans.
The smarter you fancy yourself, the stupider your behavior. The big picture of your life...
This article is slightly philosophical, I cycle through many ideas to get to a conclusion that makes a difference. You can jump to the end, to the conclusion, and we'll know what you are... This article is about you.
Life's way is to handle one thing at a time... make it work and keep it working. Then, when it's working reliably, Life will start on the next thing.
MY Precious "I" doesn't like it... I am sure yours doesn't either...
I remember when I considered being a Generator a slight. Like someone didn't recognize my creativity, declared me a working bee... I hated it. But...
Years earlier I had the same reaction to finding out that I was a finisher... in the "system" starters vs. finishers, I learned from Alex Mandossian, who was my mentor for a little while... I healed him and he mentored me... Here is a link to an interview that explains https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bc_87BcOChU
Some insanely creative people are Generators in the Human Design System.