The days don’t always feel great right now. I know I have days that are good and days that aren’t. I haven’t quite figured out the pattern, yet each down day requires me to be with it. I have to pay attention and love the part that isn’t working, whether it be in my work or in my life.
I wrote recently on a guest site about coming undone to move forward. This time-out in our society is demanding that we face what isn’t working and fix it.
What I have found that works is allowing myself the little pleasures that nourish my soul.
Oddly enough, one of the things that completely fulfills me is to watch Star Trek. Now that probably doesn’t seem out of the ordinary for a geek like me, yet it isn’t the technology that feeds me. It’s the life on other planets and all the species of life that are on the shows. No matter what kind of day I’m having, a couple hours of Star Trek and I’m like a new person!
Characteristics of Good Soul Nourishment
First and foremost, it must bring you joy, a smile to your face
- Time should disappear
- You feel rejuvenated (ie you feel alive again!)
I’ve always enjoyed Star Trek and scifi, yet it wasn’t until this past week that I realized how it feeds my soul. There is part of me that feels at home in a larger universe and somehow Star Trek brings that into my heart. I’m not one to watch all that much TV. Typically it doesn’t make me feel any better afterward so I don’t really enjoy it. Going forward I’m going to give myself permission to have Star Trek days because I know I feel better afterwards.
Are you willing to allow yourself time for ridiculous things that feed your soul?! If not, why not?
What feeds your soul? Comment below or send me an email. 🙂