Originating in the mouth, continuing through the esophagus, stomach, small and large intestine, it receives over 20 feet of it's length from the intestines alone. Digestion is and should be a long slow steady process, not rushed, drawn out, or restricted.
Digestion begins in the mouth where saliva and enzymes combine to begin the process of assimilation. Items introduced to our oral cavity have the ability to break through our precious blood brain barrier, stimulating the brain and mind to begin a physical and mental sorting or evaluation. The questions begin. "What am I consuming?", "What is here that I need?", "What do I want from this?" "What is my intention for consuming this?". This is a process that begins whenever we consume or "take in" anything, from food to goods, people, conversation, environments and experiences. The more complex the item of consumption is the more present and aware we need to be if we desire to assimilate fully and with ease. The more we know the more we can support ourselves along the way, ensuring our own success.
Life is a learning process. Learning what we should consume to thrive and grow is unique to each of us because of our unique desires, wants and wishes. Consuming what we believe will assist us along our way is the best we can do. Mindless consumtion will impede our growth and development, slowing or interrupting our process, our digestion and our assimilation.
Be conscious of what you are consuming and why, ask your self "Will this support me in experiencing my life the way I wish to? ". "Will this bring me more comfort, joy, peace along my way?".
Respect the answer, and Enjoy!