Feb 18, 2018
This recording was made at The Poor Porker in Lakeland FL at a Sunday morning yoga + beignets class. The reading for the day from Melody Beattie's Journey To The Heart was titled "Your Body, Mind and Soul Are One".
Your Body, Mind, and Soul Are One
The body, mind, spirit, and emotions are more than just
connected. They are one. To nurture the body is to nurture the
mind, spirit, and emotions. To nurture the spirit is to nurture the
body, mind, and emotions. And so it goes, a continuous connection.
A continuing whole.
Do you feel fragmented? Have you disowned a part of yourself? Invite it back. Maybe you’ve focused too heavily on one part and neglected the others. You can be a world-class athlete and still not be in touch with your soul. You can be skilled at dealing with any emotion that comes along, and yet not see the delicate connection between that emotion and your conscious thoughts and beliefs. Or you may be so focused on tending to the needs of your spirit and mind that you neglect your body—resent it and think of it as a limitation.
Tend to each aspect of the whole. Do things that nurture your spirit, perhaps spend time in prayer and meditation or time with nature. Work on what you believe; clarify the thoughts that run through your head. Nurture yourself emotionally. Let yourself heal from the feelings of the past, and do what you need to stay current and clear. Listen to your body and give it what it needs—it’s not separate and apart, it’s not a nuisance. It’s the form your spirit has created to experience the gift of life.
Find that place of balance in nurturing all parts of you. Then life will begin to be magical and you’ll see what you believe. Your feelings won’t be a bother. They’ll fuel your life; they’ll be the passion that adds color and zest to your life. Your body will lead you instinctively into what you want and away from what you dislike. And the longer you travel the journey to the heart, the more you’ll discover and trust your soul.
Start by becoming connected. If you love
yourself and keep walking your path,
soon you’ll see how connected you are.”
Excerpt From: Melody Beattie. “Journey to the Heart.”