“Searching” may not be the best word to use regarding wholeness, though many of us feel it to be something elusive, or at best found in occasional moments scheduled into our busy days. So why does it feel like a difficult “job” to find wholeness, when presumably, we are already whole? Perhaps what we are really looking for is the time and presence to truly sense ourselves, to listen.
Algin, found in all brown algae, and carageenan and agar in many red algae, have great therapeutic value as a heavy metal detoxifying agents. In the diet, they can bind radioactive and heavy metals present in the food stream and carry them out with the stool, since algin is generally not digestible.
In the Western world, our lives are often characterized by hurry and overwork. Between work and other responsibilities, there is barely enough time to know how we feel or what we need, much less what our deep personal fulfillment looks like. Annie Dillard famously wrote, “How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives”.