In today’s Reverb14 prompt Kat McNally invites us to consider…
In the busyness of the everyday, taking time to nourish the soul doesn’t reach the top of the ‘to do’ list as often as it should.
What nourishes your soul? How would you like to incorporate more of this into your life in 2015?
I actually think I’m pretty good at nourishing my soul. It may well be one of my superpowers. In fact as I was thinking about this prompt it occurred to me that perhaps I should claim the title of soul nurturer.
What I think I’d like to put some focus on in 2015 is doing a better job of nourishing and nurturing my physical body. I’m going to be holding this gently and forego a list of shoulds and to-dos, resolutions and promises, or anything that frames this in a way that is less than lavishly loving.
Today I had a conversation with the beautiful Amy Palko, a poet herself amongst all her other gifts, and she introduced me to a poem by Derek Walcott – Love after Love. I know I’ll be taking this wonderful with me as a touchstone into 2015.
You can listen here to Tom Hiddleston reading it.
Lovely isn’t it? And what a powerful injunction “Feast upon your life.”
That’s certainly an energy I want to carry forward.
And what about you? What nourishing do you need – for your soul or your body? Do tell – you know I love to hear.
WOW!!! Hearing that poem read by Tom Hiddleston has made my WEEK!!! It is a wonderful poem and hearing it from the mouth from that oh so sexy man is definitely something ti keep hand throughout 2015 – YES to this!! =)
Yes indeed. 🙂
Divine. “Listen deeply. Hear the joy.” I love, love, love that! And yes to feasting upon our lives. What a delight to read this today. 🙂
So happy to hear that Tracy.
I love the poem, Love after Love. I first came upon it in a book by Jon Kabit Zinn about mindfulness.
Nice! I can see how it would connect with Kabot-Zinn’s work.
Gorgeous – I’d never read or heard that poem before … beautiful words …like a meditation that my soul needs to hear.
I’m really soaking it in as well Fil.
“Feast upon your life.” Deborah thank you. I have a dear friend battling the unimaginable right now and she has been silent on the results of her biopsy. So I fear it can’t be good news. This is exactly what I needed to hear right now. I sat with my eyes shut, just listening. Thank you.
Oh Kelly – holding you in my heart, so you can hold your friend in yours.
Soul nurturer. Suits you. x
It would be wonderful to find a way to nurture both your soul and your body at the same time. In some ways I’m doing exactly that (yoga and walks cater to both), but I still need to sort out my love-hate relationship with sleep. I’m getting better at it, but not quite there yet.
Those do sound like most excellent body-soul nurturers. And here’s to a excellent new relationship with sleep in 2015 Tat.