I firmly believe that our overall health, well-being and happiness is dependent on intentional practices that build a strong body, mind and spirit. If one of these areas is out of balance, it could limit your ability to thrive and to create an overall state of health and happiness.
Are you feeding your Spirit? What are you currently doing to nourish your Spirit? What does your Spirit long for? Does it long for ease, or connectivity, to expand and grow, to be creative, to be adventuresome, to be inspired, to love deeper, to explore more fully your hopes and dreams? Have you paused to notice? Is your Spirit starving for attention?
Here are a few ways to feed your Spirit:
- Connect with something bigger than yourself. Ramp up your practice of meditation, prayer and spiritual reading. Practice being present and mindful. Building your spiritual practice will go a long way toward nourishing your Spirit.
- Connect with nature. There is so much beauty in nature at all times of the year. Feel it's energy, bask in it's beauty, breathe in the healing oxygen and delicious smell, soak in the sounds. Allow yourself the time to connect with nature and feel its healing power. While connecting with nature, try practicing gratitude, some deep breathing, or a loving kindness meditation filling your mind, body and spirit with it's wonder and beauty.
- Connect with supportive, positive, caring, growth-minded people. We are only as strong as the company that we keep. Your health and happiness are directly impacted by the 5 people that you most closely associate. Connecting with supportive, positive, caring, growth-minded people will nourish your Spirit and propel it to greater heights.
- Do more of what you love and are passionate about. Knowing what fuels your Spirit, what you are passionate about and love to spend your time doing is not only important, but a deep spiritual practice. Regularly checking in with how you are doing balancing the things that matter most to you is a powerful way to feed your Spirit.
- Connect to your breath. Just the act of being still and paying attention to our breath can go a long ways to feeding our Spirit. Jumping off the hamster wheel of life and pausing to breathe and to listen. Listen and tap into what your Spirit is trying to tell you. So simple and yet so powerful.
- Practice gratitude. My favorite, and one of the most powerful spiritual practices, is the practice of gratitude. Within it contains the ability to energize and fill your Spirit with hope, abundance and fullness.
- Be of service to others. Practicing generosity and being of service to others is a great way to nourish and fill up our Spirit.