I am still taking great pleasure in going through the alphabet and finding words that remind me of what creative living is all about. Nourishment is a word that means many things to many people. I'm sure for many of us the first thing that comes to mind is the food we eat. Does it nourish our body so that we have the energy to pursue our dreams? Does it help us to think clearly so that we can set and reach our goals? Are we eating food that not only is good for us but tastes good too?
What about the way we move? Does it help us to stay strong and flexible? Are we exercising in a way that is enjoyable and fun? Are we changing how we exercise so that we continue to challenge ourselves?
How we nourish our mind is something else that is important in living a creative life. Do we surround ourselves with people who are interesting and fun and support what we are doing.? Do we read things and discuss ideas that challenge us to move forward in a positive way?
And of course the spirit. How do you nourish your spirit? How do you keep yourself calm and quiet or energized and excited? Do you find time each day to spend in nature? Is your creativity a priority in your life? Do you meditate or sit in silence? Do you remember to breathe and enjoy the moment?
We nourish ourselves in so many different ways. The clothes we wear, the sights and sounds that we see, the feeling we get when we walk into our home are all ways we nourish ourselves. There are times in life when everything seems to be in balance. But these times are often few and far between. So what I have started to do is to ask myself each week, What do I need this week? and then again each day, "What do I need today?" It's a simple way to remember to take care of myself so that I can be there for the rest of the world. So I would like to ask you today, "What do you need today? How can you nourish yourself? You don't have to answer right away but if an answer does appear, won't you share it with us?
Remember: When you share your dreams and your talent with the world, magic happens. Let the magic begin.