Know yourself question
Are you an abstainer or a moderator with respect to food?
What do you believe is a massive question, yet can produce tremendous relief. Now lets consider that stressed irascible ill depressed feeling that many of us suffer from time to time. What is the cause?
Well lets look at what the mystics and other old wise have said.
Buddha... the cause is expectations, desires, aversions.
Diogenes... believing the false values of civilization or society.
Epictetus / Rufus... some things are up to us, somethings are not. If we place value on the things up to us, we will suffer. If we do not value the things that are up to us, we will suffer.
Is there a common theme here?