Monday, September 28, 2009

Keeping Body and Soul Together

Too much healthy is still too much. (The Leader of my WW group said that this past week.)

If we can remember that our physical reality is most often the result of our inner thoughts and beliefs, we can make changes more easily by going inward. By creating a mental vision of the changes we want to make in our lives, we begin shifting our belief system to more closely fit with the reality we want to create externally. (my Daily Om last Friday.)

Catching up on the past 2 weeks of "Sunday Morning" (CBS) I realize I want to visit more National Parks. I've been to some, am happy to return to them, and would like to visit parks I've never been to before. Just "being" in nature is powerful for our total health I believe.

And another segment on "Sunday Morning" about Steinway and Sons pianos brought tears to my eyes and goosebumps to my skin. I love the sound of a piano. Always have.

Finding the things that feed me is worth the effort. Good food feeds my body, movement and activity energizes my body (I refuse to call it exercise - negative connotation.) But what feeds my soul? What energizes my mind? What fills my heart?

Taking the time to prepare and eat good food is important. So is taking the time to prepare for and engage in more activity and movement. But that's only part of the story, for if I don't take time to prepare for and engage in those things which stimulate my heart, soul, and mind then I'm not whole nor complete.

I'm working on finding more wholeness.

What about you? What "feeds" you?



  1. What 'feeds' me? So many things feed my soul. Music, always. Waking to a clear blue sky with just the hint of a gentle cool breeze. The sound of my love's voice, or the laughter of a child. The ocean. Being loved.

    Such an abundant life when we stop and think about it isn't it?

    Thank you for a 'pause and reflect' moment.

    love and hugs xxx

  2. Walking along the beach or hearing the sea crashing against the rocks. My son laughing with his dad. Jogging when the day is just waking up. I could go on:)

    Thanks Tapestry.

  3. I knew you two would "get" this. And take the time to respond. And I thank you for sharing those things which fill you and feed you. Just reading your words fed me!

    Yes, I DO think, that even when we're working through issues or struggling, that it's worthwhile and helpful to the work and struggle, when we remember that we DO have abundant lives!

    Love and hugs to you both.