“We must never stop dreaming. Dreams provide nourishment for the soul, just as a meal does for the body.” - Paulo Coelho
My beautiful yoga teacher Carrie, reminded me the other day to begin to feel inwardly in my everyday life and to live in a truly calm and positive environment. At first I thought, that's easy enough, I'm pretty relaxed, but then I realised how many little things were keeping me from being truly calm and centred every day. As I journey through the final stages of my pregnancy, I'm becoming increasingly aware of my need to go within, to take a step back from the busyness of the everyday and concentrate on nourishing my soul through simple thoughts and actions.
At first the whole idea felt a little indulgent, taking time out for myself each day when I felt I really needed to be ticking off the many everyday 'to dos'. But after a few afternoons of just taking a little time, to go for a walk, meditate, practise yoga, write a few pages in my journal or potter in the garden, I realised how much more fulfilled and happy I felt at the end of the day.
Over the coming weeks I'll be sharing some soul nourishing ideas that I've very happily embraced in my daily life. I'd also love to hear about your tips. What do you love to do to nourish your soul?