Notice the 'L' or 'Lahmed' in the middle of Shalom.
In Hebrew the 'sh' is actually only one letter called 'shin'; so, the 'Lahmed' is exactly in the middle.
It towers over the other letters right from the middle of the word Shalom just like it towers over the other letters from the middle of the Hebrew AlephBet!
The 'shin' means to nourish or consume. It's ancient pictograph is of two front teeth.
The 'm' is the Hebrew letter 'Mem' and it's ancient pictograph is of water!
So here in this beautiful word Shalom which means
INTEGRAL, UNBROKEN WHOLENESS!
We have a word picture of the word
which means: Wholeness coming from
1. the 'shin' -what we eat,
2. the 'lahmed' -what we are taught and
3. the 'mem' -what we drink.