"The body must be nourished, physically, emotionally, and spiritually. We're spiritually starved in this culture - not underfed but undernourished" Carol Hornig
What nourishes you? What restores your spirit? Do you find it hard to find the time to nourish yourself? I know I do. In this blog I want to include things that I discover that nourish my mind, body and spirit. I hope in your comments you will write what nourishes and upholds you in your day to day life, because it might be what I need to include in my life too!
The basic meaning of the word nourish is to provide with food or other substances necessary for life and growth. This meaning of the word nourish is all about meeting the physical needs of our bodies. In the future I hope to explore information and ideas that may help with this.
But there is more to nourish than just meeting our physical needs. What about the times we nourish a hope? When we make an effort to think deliberately to "feed" our dreams and desires? I think it might be fun to look at the many ways to nourish one’s spirt. I have no doubt there many are tools and strategies to explore and some will be useful. I find I focus very much on the things I have to do, and I rarely stop to celebrate what I have done. Even when it is something fairly major. This is something I want to change, I want to make sure I take the time to celebrate - including the small things.
|View from the lookout near Cooran|
What about nourishing one's mind? How much time is spent in worry, anger, fear and resentment? How much of the time do people today feel anxiety, rushing and trying to get "it" all done? Instead of beating ourselves up with an endless list of goals and to do lists we can, as speaker and author Danielle LaPorte suggests, get clear "on how we actually wanted to feel in our life" and then set our intentions. She writes "What if your most desired feelings consciously informed how you plan your day, your year, your career, your holidays - even your life" If you find this idea intriguing (I certainly did) you can find her website here.
I have decided in my life I want to feel more; love, joy, secure, prosperous, serene, connected, playful, adventurous, energised, festive, fulfilled, strong, engaged, blessed, nourished, thriving, centred, clear, and empowered. I will let you know how I get on.
How do you want to feel in your life?