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Feed Your Soul for Health

This is the time of year when we place emphasis on gathering to nourish our bodies with a bounty of food, yet it’s a wonderful opportunity to feed our souls as well. For many, we do this through a focus on gratitude for what we have, who is in our life, what we have been lucky enough to not have to endure, and so on. Gratitude is a fantastic route to replenish and renew your sense of wonder for this world and for your life.

Yet as I reflected on how you might nourish your soul, several other possibilities came to mind.

Connect to Source

Soren Kierkegaard said, “A man who as a physical being is always turned toward the outside, thinking that his happiness lies outside him, finally turns inward and discovers that the source is within him.”

Recognizing that we cannot find happiness, peacefulness or any other state of being by seeking outside of ourselves is the first step. Then it is just a matter of turning inward to locate that inner essence that connects you to a divine source.

Some call it their inner knowing, spirit or soul but, whatever you call it, it’s important to connect with it and know it intimately. It is the source of your best wisdom and guidance and it will never steer you wrong.

Connect to Others

There’s an old song that said, “You gotta have friends” and I would modify that to say, “You gotta have family, friends and community.”

As human beings, we function at our best when we are part of a supportive, caring network of people. In order to truly nurture your soul, you’ll want to make connections with others an important part of your life. When you spend time with people who genuinely care about you and your well-being, who truly see you for who you are and are not, and who accept you just the way you are, it feeds your soul in a deep and abiding way and provides a foundation of love and security that buoys you as you go through your days.

Disconnect from Chatter

Eckhart Tolle posits, “If this were your only spiritual practice, it would be enough: to withdraw identification from opinions, positions, thoughts.”

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What exactly is the "soul?" Maybe it's not what you've always thought... Please see THIS LINK for TruthBook's topical study of the Soul.

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