nour•ish•es; nour•ished; nour•ish•ing
[+ obj] 1 : to provide (someone or something) with food and other things that are needed to live, be healthy, etc.
▪ Plants are nourished [=fed] by rain and soil. ▪ Vitamins are added to the shampoo to nourish the hair. ▪ a well-nourished baby
2 : to cause (something) to develop or grow stronger
▪ a friendship nourished by trust ▪ Her parents nourished [=supported] her musical talent.
How well-nourished are you? I’m not just asking about your diet, but am including your mind, emotions, and soul.
For many, nourishment may not be something they think about at all. For some, nutrition is what comes to mind. There are few of us who can claim to be well-nourished in all areas of our lives.
But if you think about the difference nourishing food can make to your body, just imagine what would happen if you also consciously nourished your mind with information, ideas, and even entertainment that enhanced your knowledge, awareness, and clarity?
Imagine nourishing relationships that are easy, loving, satisfying, and fun? Imagine nourishing spiritual practices that lead to richer, fuller, and more fulfilling life experiences? Imagine nourishing activities (such as work!) that are fun, interesting, and exciting?
What did you do yesterday? How much of that nourished you—body, mind, and spirit? How much of it drained or depleted you?
What are you doing today? How much of what you have on your to-do list is nourishing? What do your choices mean for the overall quality of your life? What choices would you need to make to be truly well-nourished?
Together we can do it!
Photo by Stuart Miles / FreeDigitalPhotos.net