December 24, 2012

Soul Food Monday! - An Inspirational Link-Up! #13

Man is the soul that uses the body as an instrument of self-expression.
Hola Readers! Hope this morning everyone is having a great rise along with a BIG appetite for life where ever in the world you may find yourself today. A life filled with excitement and prosperity!   Acknowledging first that we are more than just a body is a good start to healthy wholeness.  Let's take time to feed the soul.  We feed our bodies with healthy foods to get enough energy and nutrients for optimal growth and development.  We feed and stimulate the mind with books, movies, plays and games for personal and creative development.  The same principal applies to feeding the soul.  It is just as important to feed the body as it is to feed the soul!  After all, the soul is the core of who we are!  It is who we are.  My own experiences of honoring my soul has helped me make this connection with my very soul.  And my life is so much richer in so many ways I could not have even imagined.  This is why I refuse to believe that we are just here to work, eat, sleep and die.  Yes, these are inevitable experiences we live as human beings, but we are spiritual beings as well.  So join me every Monday with a different food for the soul.

This week's feed...Making Decisions

The Seven Decisions consist of seven affirmation readings for each day of the week.  The author, Andy Andrew, came up with these decisions while being homeless after losing both his parents at the tender age of 19.  These seven decisions eventually shaped his book The Traveler's Gift later in life.  I already shared decision 1 in my post Sharing Decision 1: The Buck Stops Here.  I believe these seven decisions to be an enriching source of food for the soul as well as a great spiritual growth tool.  Thereby I've decided to incorporate them in my Soul Food Monday Inspirational Link-Up until all seven have been shared. 

Decision 2: 
The Guided Decision
I Will Seek Wisdom

Knowing that wisdom waits to be gathered, I will actively search her out.  My past can never be changed, but I can change the future by changing my actions today.  I will change my actions today!  I will train my eyes and ears to read and listen to books and recordings that bring about positive changes in my personal relationships and a greater understanding of my fellow man.  No longer will I bombard my mind with materials that feed my doubts and fears.  I will read and listen only to that which increases my belief in myself and my future.

I will seek wisdom.  I will choose my friends with care.  I am who my friends are.  I speak their language and I wear their clothes.  I share their opinions and their habits.  From this moment forward.  I will choose to associate with people whose lives and lifestyles I admire.  If I associate with chickens, I will learn to scratch at the ground and squabble over crumbs.  If I associate with eagles, I will learn to soar great heights.  I am an eagle.  It is my destiny to fly.

I will seek wisdom.  I will listen to the counsel of wise men.  The words of a wise man are like raindrops on dry ground.  They are precious and quickly used for immediate results.  Only the blade of grass that catches a raindrop will prosper and grow.  The person who ignores wise counsel is like the blade of grass untouched by the rain...soon to wither and die.  When I counsel with myself, I can only make decisions according to what I already know.  By counseling with a wise man, I add his knowledge and experience to my own and dramatically increase my success.

I will seek wisdom.  I will be a servant to others.  A wise man will cultivate a servant's spirit, for that particular attribute attracts people like no other.  As I humbly serve others, their wisdom will be freely shared with me.  Often, the person who develops a servant's spirit becomes wealthy beyond measure.  Many times, a servant has the ear of the king and a humble servant becomes king for he is the popular choice of the people.  He who serves the most grows the fastest.

I will become a humble servant.  I will not look for someone to open my door--I will look to open the door for someone.  I will not be distressed when no one is available to help me--I will be excited when I am available to help.

I will be a servant to others.  I will listen to the counsel of wise men.  I will choose my friends with care.


Wishing everyone a magical Monday and a week full of love, laughter and excitement!

Please keep coming back for more Soul Food Monday!
Where you can feed your soul and start your week with a great and positive outlook!
And ultimately brighten someone else's week by sharing your inspiration!

What is your inspiration this week?
Follow your heart! Grab the button, link-up and share! 

1 comment:

  1. I'll have to get me a copy of this book - it seems really interesting.

    Have a great day and thanks for linking up :)

    Sarah @ A Cat-Like Curiosity


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