How do you feed your spirit? We all do in some form or another, whether we are aware of it or not. Emotionally healthy people tend to so in healthy ways. The rest of us, well…not so much. Those of us in recovery are learning to do so one day at a time.
I love flowers, sunsets, water and walking in nature (as long as it’s not too hot or too cold!). When we make time for ourselves to do the things we love, we are feeding our spirits. I also appreciate quiet mornings reading, meditating and praying. When I make time for the things I enjoy I am feeding my soul.
Flowers make me smile. They. Just. Do.
Sunsets on the water combine two of my favorite things!
How do you feed your spirit?
I was reading Jesus Calling a few days ago when I came upon this reading. It definitely helped in feeding my spirit for that day because I was dealing with a few challenges.
Here’s the reading:
Welcome problems as perspective lifters. My children tend to sleepwalk through their days until they bump into an obstacle that stymies them. If you encounter a problem with no immediate solution, your response to that situation will take you either up or down. You can lash out at the difficulty, resenting it and feeling sorry for yourself. This will take you down into a pit of self-pity. Alternatively, the problem can be a ladder, enabling you to climb up and see your life from My perspective. Viewed from above, the obstacle that frustrated you is only a light and momentary trouble. Once your perspective has been heightened, you can look away from the problem altogether. Turn toward Me, and see the Light of My Presence shining upon you.
People use lots of different things to attempt to feed their spirits.
And the list goes on.
These things are temporary fixes that only help for a brief amount of time and usually lead to bigger problems. Feeding your spirit is a legitimate thing to do, a healthy thing to do. Only you can feed your spirit. Substituting with people and/or things will never work.
Emotional hunger is the result of an unfed spirit. Emotional hunger will never be satisfied by food or any of the things listed above. It’s a temporary diversion at best.
Life can be tough. Things Change. We often get dealt a hand we neither want or are even prepared to deal with. It doesn’t really matter. When that happens it is time to feed your spirit, even more so than ever.
Feeding your spirit on a daily basis is the goal, but until you get there, try to do something you love each day to take care of yourself.
What are some ways you feed your spirit?