do you nourish your soul? We nourish our bodies by
eating and resting. We nourish our intellects by
reading or watching thought-provoking movies or programs
or listening to inspiring and informative speakers.
But how do we nourish our spirits?
tells us one way--to recognize and appreciate the value of
the "stillness" of each moment. When he
says that the present moment is the only time there is, he
means just that--the future never really exists because it
turns to present when we experience it, and the past
already is gone. There is no stillness to be found
in the future or the past--the only time we can find the
stillness in our minds and our hearts is right now, and we
do have to look for it. It doesn't just happen,
for just a moment and take a deep, slow breath, and let it
out just as slowly. Feel the air enter and leave
your body, and feel the peace of the moment.
really--stop for a moment and do so. And feel the
resulting relaxation that comes from such an action.
Even if it's just a tiny bit relaxing, it still is
relaxing, and therefore valuable to your spirit.
Your soul is not nurtured by the hectic daily lives we
lead--we may feel a high of an adrenaline rush, but that's
a high that affects our bodies, not our souls. And
most people who turn to drugs or alcohol or other
stimulants mistake the high that the body feels for
something deeper, something that touches the soul.
the soul needs no stimulation. The soul thrives in
the quiet of the moment, and when we learn to find that
whenever we want to, wherever we are, we've taken a huge
step towards becoming the people we're meant to be.