Developing an Appetite

Desensitised.

Eat enough of one kind of thing and before long you become desensitised. Sure it’s bad for you, but you’ve got in the habit now and it’s not affecting you too much. Not too much. Not much anymore. It’s been part of the diet for so long that to do without it would be odd, bizarre and surely unnecessary.

This is why it’s good to have different circumstances come along. In those circumstances what had been bizarre, odd and surely unnecessary can become something that becomes very necessary. In that season where for a while your diet is challenged, there can be room given to develop a different appetite. If you stick with it for a while and see purpose in it and perhaps even see that it’s not drudgery or misery, but actually beneficial in more than just the outcome but in the process as well.

Different people can bring different perspectives to help you be more sensitive to various viewpoints. Different circumstances can likewise make your appetite heightened to that which is truly not just delicious, but filling and satisfying.

The process to get there, though, is not easy or straightforward. It might even highlight how entrenched those tastes have been that were not helpful at all. A real ambivalence can arise from that battling with that. Better to battle and persevere, however than to live in a sad state.

One that accepts what it is to be desensitised.

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For His Name’s Sake

Shalom

C. L. J. Dryden

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