In my post yesterday, I wrote of the need to make good choices on how to spend time and also to choose activities that nourish the sacred within you.
When you recover or discover something that nourishes your soul and brings joy, care enough about yourself to make room for it in your life.– Dr Jean Shinoda Bolen
Nourish The Sacred Within You
I made a short list of activities that will help me (and perhaps you) to get the spiritual vitamins to nourish my heart. This is apart from the time I spend on spiritual reflection and writing.
- Spending time outdoors. There’s nothing like being in nature to increase feelings of wellbeing and refreshment. 15-20 minutes a day will give me a good boost.
- Walk or engage in some sort of focused movement. Since I don’t do yoga, I’m settling for a walk but I need to make sure I do this joyfully.
- Listen to music and sing. I love music. I love to sing. But often I get so caught up doing routine stuff that I forget to listen to music or sing aloud. (Sounds sad, but it’s true!)
- Waste time daydreaming. I need to stop doing, stop reading and just spend 10-15 minutes just daydreaming.
I’m sure there are a lot more things I can do to nourish the sacred within, but for now, I’m settling on these.
Please add your suggestions on what you do to nourish the sacred within you.
Today I’m joining Kate Motaung’s Five Minute Friday. The prompt is ‘Nourish’.
This is a great post with helpful tips. I don’t see it as settling, though, I think it’s more like a great place to start. Thanks for sharing. Your FMF neighbor.
Love the quote and the tips. But I don’t see it as settling, more like a great place to start. Thanks for sharing. Your FMF neighbor.
The Bible nourishes the soul,
pizza makes the muscles strong,
but labour keeps me on a roll,
and buys the wife a nice sarong
with colouring to match her eyes,
some gold threads to add some bling,
but it should be no surprise
that she can wear any thing
and pull it off in glamour style,
dignified, and not a tease,
with a warm and winning smile
looking like five million rupees
so lately fallen in my hands…
God’s nourishment, and ain’t it grand!
Thank you for sharing your four! I will add: take a fall nap; stare into the eyes of a love or “pre-recorded” blazing fire place; love on the children connected to you (my case, nieces and nephews); line dance with family and friends in the kitchen!
Your FMF neighbor #28
Agree with your list, Corinne. I used to daydream a lot. But nowadays, it is difficult to find the peace and quiet to sit idle and daydream. I can’t blame it on anyone else but me since I am the one who uses every ounce of free time watching something or the other.
I hope you will make time for all these activities and take it slow. And I would love to hear you sing, Corinne. You have a lovely voice. ❤️
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