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A to Z Challenge
|The sun setting at Emerald Isle, NC|
We pray, read devotions and attend church to sustain our spirituality. We consume healthy foods in an attempt to maintain a balanced diet that enhances our bodily self. To manage our heart we lift weights, ride a bike or run on a treadmill. We complete puzzles, read books and study to augment our brain power.
When emptiness is upon us, what is it that we embrace to nourish our soul? For many of us this sustenance is derived from a sense of purpose; an extension encompassing our job or family. For others nourishment may be fluid and embraces our social circles, leisure activities or volunteerism.
Personally, I try to preserve an even personality by maintaining structure and balance between all the undertakings noted above. However when demands and expectations come at me like projectiles, my stress level intensifies and intervention is in order.No doubt, my preferred undertaking is a trip to the beach; to engulf my ambiance with the sea. The act of peering out over the vast ocean reminds me I am just one grain of sand amidst thousands-- it prompts me to recognize I am not alone. The rhythmic song of the waves feeds my spirit and reinforces my oneness with the world as I immerse myself into what is true and genuine. My soul once again is thriving, tranquil, and in concert as the sea…
What do you do to nourish your soul?
"The soul, like the body, lives by what it feeds on."
~Josiah Gilbert Holland