Taste of the Body Sweet
(The Sense of Taste)
Taste is one of the five traditional senses. It is the sensation produced when a substance in the mouth reacts chemically with receptors of taste buds. The sensation of taste has been categorized into five basic tastes. Well, I am here to add another one.
The taste of the body sweet is like no other and you will see. Not sweet as in the food that you eat or she is such a sweet little child is that not neat. No, I am talking about grown up in the heat of passion sweet. It is the first sweet flavor known to man. Sweetmeat, the kind that will make you tell your mother to stay out of your business. Such a delicacy is this meat, you will when you partake, say to yourself, this is the best meat I ever ate. It will make you get up early in the morning and stay up late at night. When you taste it, you know that all is right. The body sweet is an experience not everyone has the finesse to enjoy. It is not the side dish; it is part of the main course. Our tongue and the roof of our mouth are covered with thousands of tiny taste buds. It is no wonder that we can taste as well as we do. And taste is the way we know it’s good.
We have between 2000 and 5000 taste buds and each one of them knows what it likes. Taste and smell work hand in hand, the smell draws you there and the taste makes sure you stay. There is not a thing better to satisfy a man size hunger than a healthy serving of savory meat. Don’t bring a knife, you do not need a fork, for this meat is so tender you can enjoy it the way that it is. After all, it is the body sweet. You may ask what is it about it that makes it so swell, if you do not know it is best that I not tell. When you see a couple and it shows that they are in bliss, it is no secret to them what is up with this. Yes, that’s right; they know the taste of the body sweet. It is good for her and it is good to him why would you need more when you have it within. It was created for us not by us.
When we eat something, the saliva in our mouth helps break down our food. This causes the receptor cells in our tastes buds to send messages through sensory nerves to our brain. Our brain then tells us what flavors we are tasting. But how would you know if the brain is confused by the things you add and put on to make it taste and look better. You cannot know how good it is until you know what you’ve got. Organic is the best for us to eat. No chemical, additives or things that are not natural, which is the way we are meant to be. Taste is the weakest of the five senses. This is what they say. For this reason, and some more, the smell and sight must be right for the truest taste to make its way to you. “When people talk about their taste, they’re really talking about the smell rather than the taste,” said Dr. Scott P. Stringer, chairperson of the otolaryngology department at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. This is true there is no doubt, but the smell that is good to you, have to pass the test of taste for the flavor to come through.
Now, some swear off meat and say they would never have it on their plate. Well that is a right and for them it is best. Because to get the best out of what we do, we have to appreciate it for what it is. We are mind, body and soul. We smell, touch and taste the body sweet, and we do not have to be told. Our mind and our soul is another thing, they belong to each one of us. So if you want to know what is on my mind, you have to talk with me. If you would rather not, just watch what I say and do, it is how I think. And as for the soul, the soul is our core. It is who we are.
So, go on and do your thing. What is for you may not be for me, and the things I say and do may not be for you. We are male and female the way we were made to be, I for you and you for me. If that is the way, you want it to be. There is not a thing about us we should not explore, for we are all we have until we are gone. After you and I are here no more, all we know is that it will be the end. You should not and I will not as well, let there be a day when we say, my only regret is that I did not do it my way. Those who rather not partake of the bountiful feast will be quick to give you a reason why you should not. We have but one life and it was given to us for us to live, for this no one else can do. This you must believe.
Remember, now, and this is important, a woman has more taste buds than a man does. So taste up the body sweet. After it is all said and done, it is how you think.
The Great Pretender
Why do we do it, we pretend we love God, but we treat his creation with disrespect and harm. We build relationships and then tear them down with our hurting words and the way we act. I say I love you when at the same time I am bedding another. You tell your children right when you are doing wrong. You get all dressed up just to go to church. You sit there in all of your finery. You shout out your love for God when you are having thoughts about, and lusting on, the Reverend. (Insert preacher, teacher or priest.) Or maybe this Sunday it is the Deacon or some other man in the congregation. You do not go hunting at church; is this the way it is meant to be. And why are you standing so tall, brothers, is there something you need to see, or, are you just flashing. Not to worry, they see you.
Yes, we are the greatest pretenders and that is why life is a lie for so many of us, you know who you are. You cannot live a lie and expect life to be true to you and then pray for what you have pushed away. A lie will never win over the truth. And the worst lie that you can tell is to yourself. I do not have to live with your lie, you do. And a lie lives on until the truth is told.
God created us with all we need to do the right thing; it is up to us to do it. He gave us free will for a reason. We have a choice to do right or to do wrong, what do you choose? When I say I love you when at the same time I have lust in my heart for another, this is wrong. When I say that you are my friend and I have a knife at your back, this is wrong. And no wrong can ever be made right. You can only do right after you have done wrong, that is the best that you can do. The hurt that you have done will still be there, always.
Of course, you will do better, when you know better, it is for you to learn how to be better, that is, if better is what you want to be. Yes, you are the greatest pretender and you know who you are. You may fool yourself, for a while, but will not fool God. You are letting your mind tell you what to do when you should be telling your mind. You are the master of you, not your mind. It is how you think. And how you think is how you feel, and how you feel will be how you act.
Our brains have the same makeup, but different—as we are—in what it can do for us. Our thoughts are one of them. There is no restriction on the thoughts that we think. There is a limit on the thoughts that we have. It is not the same for any of us. It depends on what you have in your world to think about. You will not have a thought about a thing you do not know a thing about. There are no equal rights of thought. We do have the sole privilege to think the thoughts that we have. And that is with no known limit. Now, of course, we are not all an Einstein.
The world we live in is the thing that determines our thoughts. Our thoughts come to life based on how we perceive what we see, hear and feel. We are taught how to think no matter the genes we may have been gifted with. We do not teach ourselves. We learn from the many teachers in our life. Some of them are not good thinkers—unfortunately—and are just passing on what they were taught. This way of thinking flows from one generation to the next. It is much a part of what we have to live with. Whether we choose peace or war, love or hate, empathy or indifference, it is how we think. Well, whatever is handed down to us we then try it on our own. As we grow and develop, we decide what to think. Even so, what we think will be influenced by what we were taught in our formative years.
If you want different thoughts to think, you have to open your world to more things. You have to meet more, or different people, go to places you have not been and do things you have not tried. If you hold back, you will continue to think what you have always thought and do what you have always done. Even our imagination has its roots in what we know. It cannot run away with you on its own. The dreams that we have are no different; though, you may find it hard to believe with the dreams that you have.
There are many things that someone can do for you but thinking is not one of them. Though people we know, some we just met and even a few we have not, will try. For them to do so, they would first have to know your thoughts. There are some things that we have, which belongs to no one but us. They are our thoughts. And we cannot have a thought about things we do not know to exist. We think based on knowing. There is no limit, but not all thinking is the same.
When I say to think a thought, what I mean is, thought and thinking are not always the same. A thought is just a thought until you think it. Think of a thought as being inert, not doing a thing from when you have it, until you think of what you want to do with it. The time between the two is so short, there is no way to measure. Another thing, when someone says, I know what is on your mind, well, of course, they do not. We are yet to know when someone has a thought or what they are thinking. And there is good reason we do not. We know them by what they say and do. We were not given the ability to read minds. If you are wondering why not, just think if you knew what is on the minds of the people you know and lack wise, they could read your thoughts. The things we would do to each other are unimaginable. It cannot be possible if we are to continue to exist as we are or at all.
Thought is not only what you had. It is also, what you have. You thought and you have a thought. A thought cannot be forced. To try to do so is called thinking. Once we have a thought, we think it or it moves to our memory. It will not be undone. It is the same as it is with life. The life we have lived cannot be changed. What exist to us is all we know. And we decide what we are going to do with it. Think about this.
Say you are walking down a long and winding road and along the way, you meet me. You will have a thought based on your perception of me and others “like” me. This is the first thing that will happen. You will then think about us. If you like what you see, you may proceed; though, with caution. If you do not feel safe, you may go in another direction. Or you may not have strong feelings either way. No matter how you feel, your feelings will be based on what you think. And you will act according to how you feel. We perceive, have a thought, we think, we feel we act. That is the course of an action process, as I believe it to be.
You Can Hear But Not Listen
Just as you can look but not see, you can hear and not listen. You first hear, and then you listen. When you listen, you feel the sound of your thoughts and know precisely what is said. Nothing will be filtered by emotion. To hear is not to listen. It is not the same. It takes no effort to hear. This is if you want to or not. To hear is one of the senses. It is there by nature and has no on and off switch. When you focus on what you hear, you will listen.
Hearing is the ability to perceive sound with our ears. I will not spell out the whole process, but the ears do this by detecting vibrations. When an object makes a noise, it sends vibrations (better known as sound waves) speeding through the air. Sound may be heard through solid, liquid, or gaseous matter, as well as anger, fear, happiness and pleasure. There are times when you may hear things even when you rather not. I am leaving you. I have found someone else. The thrill is gone. You are fired. And there are other times when what you want to hear you never do. I love you, yes, yes, yes. You make me feel so good. Please, don’t stop now you are the best.
What you hear can deceive you, just as when you see an object, person or thing and realize upon closer inspection that it is not what you believed it to be. This is never so evident that when a lover, husband or wife says, “I love you” when all along they are making love to someone else. To take it a step further to a place no one wants to be is when a person hears what is not being said. The need to hear what you want to hear will cause you to change the meaning of the sound of the words being spoken. You can turn and run, as fast as you can from what is real, but it will not change a thing. If he does not want you anymore, and she is telling you that she has someone else, it will be the same no matter what you allow yourself to hear. The mind is a terrible thing when it works against you.
There are times when someone will say something to you and they do not want you to listen. They only want you to hear, this is so that they can confuse you later when you tell them what they said. What you hear then, is, I did not say that, I did not say it like that or even, that is not what I meant. Our lives are shaped by how well we know how to listen. Just because you can hear does not mean you are going to listen. We hear with our ears, but we listen with our mind. The words begin to sink in. It is then that you are focused. You are there. And you will see what they really mean when they say the things that they do.
There is a time to listen. There is a time to think. There is a time to talk. Listen, think, and then talk, to know when it is your time is what determines the outcome. These are the things you must know for knowledge to flow. It is the best way to have give and take. All will have a chance to express their thoughts. It works best when one talks and one listens. The key is to know when it is your turn. When you listen, you do that, not a thing more. We do this when our mind tells us to. This is how you think what is being said. First, though, you have to be where you need be to hear what is being said.
You cannot be sure of what you have heard if you have not listened. As a result, what you say may not be what you mean. Because you did not hear, what you thought you heard. You can talk and hear at the same time but you will not be listening. If you try, it would be like trying to think two thoughts at the same time. Neither one can be done. Our mind moves to what we are thinking of. There is no dual track for how we think. And a thought will not divide. It is just as no two words can be said, and no two objects can occupy, the same space, at the same time.
You have to be prepared to learn. You must learn how to listen and listen to learn. You have to listen to what you read, listen to what is said to you, and listen to your Self if you want to learn. When we are born, we do not know how to listen. It is an acquired skill. You must have a deep sense of purpose and a strong drive to learn. Not just hear what is said or what you read. When you listen, what you hear has your undivided attention. In so many ways, it is much like meditation. What we listen to can be calming when we feel it; of course, it can be quite disturbing, it depends on what you have to listen to. You have to want more out of what you hear to listen. Until you do, you will just hear. That certainly could be all you want to do.
I cannot say it too many times, our lives are shaped by how well we know how to listen. Just because you can hear does not mean you are going to listen. We hear with our ears, but we listen with our mind. The words begin to sink in. You are focused. You are there, in the moment. And it is then that you know what the words really mean when we say the things that we do.
You cannot be sure of what you have heard if you have not listened. As a result, what you say may not be what you mean. You can talk and hear at the same time but you will not be listening. If you try, it would be like trying to think two thoughts at the same time. Neither one can be done. Your mind moves to what you are thinking of. There is no dual track for how we think. And a thought will not divide. It is just as two words cannot be said at the same time.