This morning I am nourished to the core.
My spirit is fed with beauty through my eyes as I paddle my kayak around our lake and say hello to each new wild rose blossom that has opened since yesterday’s trip around the lake.
. . . through my ears as I listen to the trill of robins.
. . . through my skin as I feel the warmth of the early morning sun take the chill off the night air.
My spirit is fed with love as I watch my beloved little dog, Heidi, run gleefully across the yard to take her place on my kayak.
. . . as I share my delicious breakfast with my life and business partner, Charlie and we plan our day together.
. . . as I walk through my gardens, marveling at the miracle of life and growth unfolding each day.
My mind is nourished as I again watch Dr. Michael Greger’s amazing presentation: Uprooting the Leading Causes of Death.
My body is nourished as I eat my breakfast of fresh fruit, steamed kale and red cabbage, and whole grain cooked cereal.
When I am nourished at my core, I feel the abundance of goodness spilling over, looking for ways to share it . . . to feed others from my surplus. And I recognize that that’s how I was fed, as well. The roses, the robins, the sun, Heidi, Charlie, the garden, the fruit, greens, cereal, Dr. Greger’s talk . . . all these expressions of life overflowed into my world today.
When I let myself receive and share this nourishment, I tap into something much deeper than the problems in the world. I know there is something intrinsically good and right which I’m so grateful to experience.
The food we eat is essential to our lives, and eating whole, unprocessed plant foods is the best way to support our physical health. But physical food is only one form of nourishment. When we allow ourselves to experience beauty, love, and joy in all it’s forms, we nourish ourselves to the core. And what a difference that makes in our lives!
I’d love for you to share what nourishes you to the core. What feeds your spirit? Your mind? Your body?