What did your grandmother tell you about happiness?
All you have is your health.
Nothing about money or celebrity status at all.
Yes. That sounds familiar.
And, what did your father hope for your happiness?
He was more nuanced about happiness.
Or maybe conflicted would be a better word.
Happiness was maybe not the right question.
Certainly not the most important one.
Did he have a favorite aphorism?
You are what you eat.
Putting those two together, then,
You progress in absorbing health
as you conservatively invest in healthy nutritional choices,
and vice versa,
we progress toward further degeneration
as we continue to compete against toxins
from unhealthy environmental choices.
They both talked about the Golden Rule,
although not about nutritional choices.
If they talked about the Golden Cooperative Rule,
they were talking about healthy, nutrition-optimizing, choices,
conservationally progressive orthopraxis,
and co-arising feelings of trust,
rather than continuing to co-gravitate toward more competitive investments,
rooted in others’ naive benighted breaches
of mentoring healthy integrated, digestible, investments
as you would have others mentor nutritionally cooperative enrichment
to and with conservational-progressive ego-healthy you.
Maybe my grandkids want to hear me say,
and watch me do,
All we have is our cooperative health flow,
neither too Yang over-active
nor too Yin under active,
under creation storying,
integrity’s nurturing, graceful,
karmic flow toward even further regenerations.
and then too there is that business about
You are what you eat,
so you are also what you are eaten up and down by,