Nourishment

“Nothing can survive without food. Everything we consume acts either to heal us or to poison us. We tend to think of nourishment only as what we take in through our mouths, but what we consume with our eyes, our ears, our noses, our tongues, and our bodies is also food. The conversations going on around us, and those we participate in, are also food. Are we consuming and creating the kind of food that is healthy for us and helps us grow?”

–Thich Nhat Hanh

 

Being Still

photography by Tracy Sheppard
photography by Tracy Sheppard

“Finding a moment to sit and just do nothing can be very healing, transforming, and nourishing.”
–Thich Nhat Hanh

Perhaps one of the most difficult things to do, for many of us, is to sit quietly…doing absolutely nothing, but being STILL.

Yet, it can be so transforming. Empowering. Nourishing. Is it that we are so hardwired to be in constant motion? Do we feel guilty for taking this time all to ourselves? Please, don’t!

I’m not speaking of hours upon hours, here. Take 10 minutes. No distractions. No phones, emails, TV, or external noise. Alone with only our thoughts.

This is doable! We spend how many minutes watching mundane and utterly ridiculous TV ads over and over! So, don’t say you can’t afford the time.

You will be amazed at the healing power that mindful meditative moments can have.

There is no set time of day. Whatever works for you is ideal. Wherever you can find that quiet space is perfect.

Refresh and Renew.