I love to workout, to get that rush of endorphins, to sweat, to be sore and to push my limits.
I get a natural high off of being physical. Whether it’s a hike, a volleyball game, a great weighted workout. I have even learned to get that high from doing yoga.
One thing I have learned to be as important as exercising my body is fueling, nourishing my soul.
This doesn’t come as easy or fun for me.
It’s work, it takes work for me to nourish my soul. I think in years past I have really judged how I have done this.
Just like I use to feel if I didn’t leave my workout dripped in sweat it didn’t really count, I think I have judged how I have fed my soul.
It didn’t count if it wasn’t through sincere, intense scriptures or prayer. It didn’t count if I didn’t get the warm fuzzies all over or it didn’t count if I didn’t bend over backwards in service for someone else.
That measure of success can sure leave a girl feeling blah and never quite up to par.
I have since learned that I can nourish my soul in many ways and that they vary depending on where I am in life, what my struggles are and that it’s OK to step outside the box a little.
I’ve never liked living IN the box.
So, what does COUNT?
For me, it’s anything that lightens my spirit, lifts my soul. Anything that brings a sense of joy, enlightenment or a desire to expand my being.
I am currently getting my spiritual high through asking questions, asking a lot of questions and opening the space for truth, for light for answers.
I am also nourishing my soul with hope filled books, stories and drawing on others experiences to anchor in truth.
This isn’t always my go-to. Sometimes it does look like scripture, meditation, music, prayer etc.
What do you do to nourish your soul?
I would love to hear what works for you. Are there specific things you do regularly?