Feeding Health Into Your Soul
Many people, if not all, define the word ‘healthy’, as simply being physically healthy, but what about our souls? What actually keeps us alive? The one factor that could either keep us awake at night with heartache or sleep like little babies. What is the key of having a healthy “soul”?
In order to maintain physical health, we need eat healthy, cut out junk food, and add more healthy foods and exercise into our lifestyle. Just the same, I believe in order to maintain a healthy soul, there are a few thinks to add and remove just as well.
We’ve all had our tough times and felt helpless and hopeless at one point or another. Whether the reasons for such feelings are work stress, personal relationships, financial problems, lack of spirituality or otherwise – we’re only human at the end of the day. The key is to acknowledge what might have gone wrong, embrace what has taken place, the situation we’re in, and take into consideration what can be done better. Life is full of experiences and every experience is a lesson. From my own experiences in life, I’ve learned my fair share of what can help move along through life’s ups and downs like a trooper, embracing each day as it comes and accepting and loving myself, in order to maintain a ‘healthy soul’.
• Never underestimate the power of giving
Visit your nearest orphanage, donate your old clothes, cook for your sick neighbor, volunteer in building/fix your city school, teach your children to give away toys, to share.
“If you knew what I know about the power of giving, you would not let a single meal pass without sharing it in some way”- Buddha
The goal of meditation is to focus and quiet your mind, eventually reaching a higher level of awareness and inner calm. It may come as a surprise to learn that you can meditate anywhere and at any time, allowing yourself to access a sense of tranquility and peace no matter what is going on around you.
“Prayer is you speaking to God. Meditation is allowing the soul to speak to you”- Deepak Chopra
As long as I behave with integrity every day, I can feel at peace with myself. Things will always change. Life will sometimes be tough. People will say and do things you despair of. As long as you hang onto your integrity, no matter what is happening in your world, you can go to bed with a clear conscience; and no matter how tough things get, you can still have that wonderful sense of peace within you.
• Judge Less, Accept More
It’s easier said then done, really. But if you thought about it the other way around, would you like the person in front of you to judge you or not accept the way you are?
“To judge a man’s character by only one of it’s manifestations is like judging the sea by a jug-full of its water”- Paul Eldridge
• Appreciate life.
Look around you right now. Appreciate the smallest things; the little photo frame with your loved ones will always cherish a special moment, the mobile next to you connecting you to everyone you love, the warmth of the sunlight from the window in the room, or even your daily mug of coffee, learn to appreciate everything, your old annoying friends, your hard to deal with parents and even your boring job. Just imagine not having them at all in your life.
“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciate is not to utter words, but to live by them”- John F. Kennedy
The key here is actually connecting and believing in your faith. It does not matter what your religious belief your follow or how you pray; what matters is how deep you are self-connected. All religions have almost the same fundamental – do good, receive good.
“Food for the body is not enough. There must be food for the soul”- Dorothy Day.
With the start of 2015, let food for the soul be one of your resolutions.