FEED YOUR SOUL
A few months ago we decided on “Feed Your Soul” for the theme of this issue. Around this time I was in the middle of completing a large outdoor project... work that I love, and something that feeds my love for making others happy. However, when it comes to feeding my own soul, I had no idea what I had been lacking. That is, until I took a month long vacation. In my 28 year career I had never done such a thing.
I traded in my SUV for an old rusty peddle bike and coasted the beautiful landscape of Utila (an island in Honduras) at a much slower pace. I literally stopped and smelled the flowers, ate the food of business owners whose cooking was steeped in traditions of the sea. I had conversations with some very interesting people and did more listening than talking - a task I sometimes find difficult.
I listened to live music and even broke out my harmonica to add to the energy of a great night of random musicians coming together to create a gypsy-like vibe.
I cruised a lagoon on a picnic table boat that I helped build, not for money but because it was a labour of love.
I laid in a hammock and listened to the leaves whisper and the waves soothe my busy mind. Has my soul ever been connected to the energy and harmony of the earth and others? To life... plants ... food ... water ... smells ... wind ... the sun on my skin... and with other human beings? not doing business, but just listening and conversing about what makes us truly happy.
Take the time to allow mother nature to feed your soul... she’s so good at it.
I hope that this issue inspires you to stop and think about treating yourself to do the same.