Friday, October 18, 2013

Even Just a Few Minutes a Day Spent Feeding Our Souls Can Have Dramatic Health Benefits

Feeding Your Soul

We all have an inner being. A part of us that transcends our humanness. A part of us that is pure consciousness. That is One with all there is. Some call it a soul. Some call it a spirit. Some call it Self with a capital S.

But no matter how you refer to this inner being, the question is, how do you feed it? What do you do on a regular basis that nourishes your spirit?

We feed our soul based on our belief system. And that looks different for everyone.

For some, it's faith-based and includes attending a house of worship. It may be connecting through prayer.

For others like me, feeding our soul can include practicing yoga or meditation. Where the BODY, MIND and SPIRIT are all intricately connected.

Nourishment also comes in the form of living a life of gratitude.

Whatever your practice and belief, be sure to spend time each and every day to feed your soul. Even if it's only 10 or 15 minutes. Find pockets of time throughout your day.

Sometimes it may only be 1 or 2 minutes at a time.

Perhaps while you're sitting at a busy intersection waiting for the light to turn green.

Or while in line at the cashier of your local grocery store.

Perhaps it's when you first wake up in the morning. Or just before you retire for the night.

It might include soaking in a warm bath with a scented candle and the lights dimmed.

Or it might be while you're doing dishes or some other mindless task.

However you choose to feed your soul, remember: You are a spiritual being here having a human experience. Resolve to make that connection each and every day. However that looks for you.

The health benefits are beyond numerous.

Feeding your soul regularly can lessen life-altering conditions like anxiety and depression. And so many others. Doing so increases healthfulness by reducing blood pressure, cholesterol levels, many of the negative effects of physical ailments. Even when practiced just a few minutes a day.

How do you feed your soul?

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