I’m in the process of making real, legitimate lifestyle changes to take care of my physical self. Eating in a healthy manner, no sugar, no gluten, more nutrient packed smoothies, and regular exercise to strengthen my core. I need to stay serious about taking care of this body, so it will, it turn, take care of me.
I’m constantly reading and researching, finding there is always something new to explore or try. My goal is to never stop learning. After all, as the saying goes, the mind is a terrible thing to waste.
So, I am working on the physical, striving to sharpen the mental. That leaves the spiritual. What do I love to do, that feeds my soul? This question reminds me of one of my favorite quotes from beloved author, C.S. Lewis. “You don’t have a soul. You are a soul. You have a body.” Our soul is what makes us who we are. Without the soul we are merely a physical shell. Without the soul, our mind becomes dry and fragile. Our soul is a gift from our Creator. It sets us apart from all other creation.
So, how do I feed my soul? I do that by drawing close to the One who intimately knows me. God, who created me, left a hole that only He can fill. When I live the moments and thank God for them, when I slow down and take the time to gaze at the stars, and feel awe and magnificence… When I see the colors splashed across the morning sky, feel the beating of my own heart, listen to a cat purr….. The fresh smell of a damp, rainy morning…The quiet hush of newly fallen snow. I feel close to God when I am in nature…..because the beauty of nature always, always leads me back to the Creator.