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Soul Searching

“The soul has been given its own ears to hear things that the mind does not understand.” Rumi

Your body, your mind and soul works together and are synonymous with who you are.

We naturally take care of our body with nutrition and exercising and this incorporates taking care of our mind. When we do some soul searching, by examining our conscious, are we feeding and exercising the soul?  

Food for the body is not enough. There must be food for the soul.” Dorothy Day

Our soul, the very essence of who we are! The soul allows you to feel and just be, by allowing you to care, to love, feeding the conscience, building your mind. Through all of this it individualises you. I often do introspection, examining my thoughts and feelings, especially when I feel stuck and uninspired.

“In a world where everyone wears a mask, it’s a privilege to see a soul.” Anonymous

I prompt myself to get started and I get inspired to be:

Be kind, this can but only reciprocate

Be caring and loving, the world needs this

Be empathetic, be drawn to understanding one another

Be you, by encompassing all good

“Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.” Desmond Tutu

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Reasons to be Hopeful

I just started reading, one of my Christmas gifts, “The Book of Joy” by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu with Douglas Abrams. I am extremely thankful that I can read, have the privilege to write here, that I can experience many more fulfilling,  uplifting moments of life and that I can continue to live and to hope. I would like to share the following from this book: “The ultimate source of happiness is within” Dalai Lama. “We grow in kindness when our kindness is tested” Desmond Tutu.

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What Would Love Do?

Isn’t it lovely when you feel uplifted, great and full of energy? It is not always like this though. We find ourselves doing all sorts of activities and gestures to get to this great feeling of love and happiness. Maybe we can try and create this feeling of upliftment for others and in return we feel their happiness. We can also, in our interaction with others, interact with love. Love is explained as complex. A mix of emotions, behaviours and beliefs associated with strong feelings of affection, protectiveness, warmth, and respect for another person. Certain aspects of life are quite challenging, but what if we could get through it by always considering “what would love do?”