Life is hard, and we could all use some help staying connected, grounded, grateful, and happy. To do this, we need to be mindful of how we nourish ourselves, not just physically and spiritually, but also emotionally, mentally, and relationally. By doing this, we’ll see that nothing is wasted, and we can begin to live a life of abundance rather than scarcity. Then we can seek to nourish ourselves with things that will help us grow and strive to nourish others with that same kind of spirit.
We often hear about healthy spirituality. In short, that means we’ve found a rhythm of nourishment that feeds our mind, heart, and spirit in the way God created us for using the ordinary moments of our lives.
The spiritual practice of nourishment is about taking small daily actions to meet your needs, recognizing the image of God that’s you, and honoring that image with support and gratitude.
This can look like:
- Talking with someone about how you are feeling – By inviting others in, you are showing that emotions are not meaningless. You also validate the emotions of others and encourage them to share.
- Saying a simple prayer – It doesn’t have to be complex! God just wants us to be present and vulnerable. Prayer can happen through ordinary acts such as breathing, walking, or spontaneously giving thanks for something.
- Eating something fresh – We don’t often think of eating as a spiritual practice, but we need to eat for nourishment that isn’t just physical. Meals provide an opportunity to connect with others.
When we do this, we rely less on the world to give us what we need and lean more into how God is providing for us. We can start to see opportunities for us to help others find nourishment and see the beauty of God’s image in themselves. We can stop living in scarcity and grow in loving abundance.
Ready to practice healthy nourishment? Click here to download our Finding Nourishment worksheet. You’ll find questions to help guide your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual nourishment.