Sunday, October 18, 2009
What Nourishes You?
**Taken today with my happy pup!
Nourish: To provide substances necessary for life, to foster the development of, to keep alive.
I'm not talking about gargantuan salads consisting of the most vitamin and nutrient dense plant foods (although, those are perfect for nourishing the physical bod), but rather, what feeds the soul. Be it spending time with loved ones, watching the rain fall, reading a good soul-searching book, cooking, or any other activity that leaves you feeling energized and balanced, we need nourishment to keep us feeling vibrant and alive. And, it needs to be made a priority. This can be difficult in the go-go-go flow that our individualistic, goal-oriented society has, but what one deems important, one will achieve.
So, how do we do this?
1. Carve out time: Make certain activities a priority and DO NOT feel guilty about doing so.
2. Don't make excuses: Be honest with yourself. Often, we blame "time" for what we cannot do, but we make other aspects priority. Why can't sitting still and watching the rain fall be one, too? Making personal time may be the most productive thing you do all day.
3. Allow yourself to BE: Live in the moment, enjoy it, love it, be it. Don't judge yourself, what you are doing, other people... just BE, for once! Ignore that nagging voice in your head.
4. ENJOY!: Take it alllll in, and count it as adding healing time to your bank of healthy living. Just as money accumulates over time to create wealth, small steps toward healing count in big ways.