Through nutrition we come into contact with nature, and this contact can be made in different ways. For example, you take an apple, peel it, cut it into pieces and eat it: this gives you a particular sensation. If you bite straight into the apple, you have a different sensation.
Now, go into an orchard, pull the branch of an apple tree towards you, and start biting into an apple without picking it: what a difference! You can feel how alive the fruit is, and you experience a sense of plenitude and joy, which the tree itself is communicating to you, because it is linked to the earth and to the sky and draws forces from both. While you are eating, you are in direct contact with a current of pure energies. Through its fruit, the tree has put you directly in contact with the universe.
Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov The Yoga of Nutrition
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