Feed your soul with what you require for this life, starving it of anything you truly need for its preservation can lead to its slow demise. The soul, just like the physical body, requires certain essential nutrients. Those for most are: love, companionship, joy, laughter, spirituality, close relationships born of confidence, and peace of mind. Some may find they can exist easily without any or all of those, but rarely with a contented soul. The being which dwells within, your spirit, starts to erode. Feeding your soul, also means feeding your body, your mind, your heart, and your spirit. When something is lacking from your inner set of needs, you will begin to feel an ache, a longing, a perpetuation of intolerance building within the cellular walls surrounding your most vital organs. From there, the disease of the ultimate death of the soul which dwells within you, the wonderous and beautiful creation living on the inside of you, can and does eventually set in.
For me, when something is aching inside, it means it has gone unnourished or untended to. It is not implausible to garner that for a reason of neglect, disturbance in patterns, inability to reach the “dream” or any other of a number of reasons, we cannot achieve what our souls demand for their very prosperity to thrive. An example of this is richly quoted on the social media forum, Facebook. It is often bandied as a profile post: don’t give all of yourself to someone who sees fit to give you in return only crumbs! Meaning, if you are more for someone than they can be in return, then the imbalance might cause your inner self to feel a sense of longing, of need, of less instead of enough. It’s only up to you what you will tolerate in life, but I do know that settling for less than you deserve or than you truly want, will feel like you are starving your body! Give it what it desires, without harming it with excess. You must be aware of the internal desire your soul has to not in fact be selfish, but instead, to be the ultimate protector of self. If you are out of bounds, off track, not in right step, starving the innermost sanctums of your being, you will feel discomfort, sometimes even to the point of a physical sense of pain for that lack! Learn to listen instinctively to those things happening within your soul, they are in direct link with your spirit and body, if not in right step, you will soon pay in health, happiness, and hope lost!
How can you feed your soul? It is so easy. What makes you feel good? What things do you enjoy that no one can take? Maybe you love music and deny yourself that extra 1/2 hour of listening time in the car while driving to return phone calls instead. My thought on that is this, driving and talking is hazardous, it slows down your reaction time, so keep the phone calls until you are stopped and listen to the music instead. Even if you are a business person, you should just pull over, take the call and then commence in your driving again when you’ve finished. I bet you learn how to more efficiently handle your cell-phone calls this way!
Put people who mean the most at the top of your life! You aren’t going to keep them in your life for long if you let them feel diminished or take them for granted. Life is precious, quit thinking there are tomorrows enough to make up for all the time the excuses used up today! If you are making excuses for not doing something consistently, chances are you just didn’t want to do it anyway! It’s a reality. With the people we love, we must tend to the relationship every day, as though it were a garden and that without our care, something each day would wither and die. Eventually, enough parts will have perished, that upon your unexpected return, you will find the garden has in fact completely gone, nothing is left. Now I believe real love doesn’t die, but in that moment of such repetitive disregard, it has learned to shut itself off with all the negative things . . . like when weeds ultimately choke out the living, thriving plants in a garden. They didn’t die, they were overtaken by something else and replaced! If you love and value someone, you want to put them high up on your list of priorities, that relationship is something you don’t wish to forget to take care of each and every day!
In feeding your soul, you can feed the world! The souls and bodies, spirits and minds of this world are linked, and therefore, when we feed and nourish that which lives in us, we help to nurture the world. No life is distinguishable from another, it is connected through humanity, and of course, the sum total experience of that humanity. Live life with your soul nourished, and you shall give yourself back to the world, healthier, happier, and filled with hope!