My shrink used to tell me to make sure to get my soul food. It took me a while to figure out what feeds my soul but I believe I’ve arrived.
Soul food doesn’t feed the ego, it feeds the spirit, body, and mind. It’s those things that you inhale, that make you feel alive. It’s what you crave for your happiness. It’s what fulfills your peace and solitude.
Soul food just like our nutritional food is a necessity. We must have it to be happy and bring out our best. If we don’t get it then we can become emotionally exhausted and weary from not getting the nutrition we need.
Since buying my new home, I pinch myself daily because not only am I living my dream, I am getting so much soul food. I wake up in a state of bliss as I look around and say “ah this is mine.” And then I remember, there’s more to see. I quickly put my robe on and step outside to see the most gorgeous sunrise coming up parallel to my balcony.
Then I put my clothes and shoes on and go outside. As I cross the street and walk down a hill, I see it, the scene that makes me inhale and just stop and be in awe. The picture doesn’t justify the beauty but it’s all I can share with you for now. That’s fog on a pond, sitting on a golf course that looks like a painting. It stops me in my tracks as I inhale the beauty.
I continue to feed my soul as I walk almost 3 miles to explore the green space in the city. And the dessert of soul food is staying in a thankful space. Staying grateful for all of it. Yes even when the teacher appears to teach us something. We refer to them as bad days. Sometimes those bad days that can turn into seasons of suffering are there to teach us, protect us, and at the very least make us appreciate the good days and good seasons.
I’m sharing this today because I pray and encourage you to find your soul food. And if you have already identified it, I applaud you for knowing what feeds your soul. We know it’s less about what the eye sees and more about what our soul feels.