January 7, 2013

Soul Food Monday! - An Inspirational Link-Up #15

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 continues with...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 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 4 
The Certain Decision
I have a Decided Heart

A wise man once said, "A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step."  Knowing this to be true, I am taking my first step today.  For too long my feet have been tentative, shuffling left and right, more backward than forward as my heart gauged the direction of the wind.  Criticism, condemnation and complaint are creatures of the wind.  They come and go on the wasted breath of lesser beings and have no power over me.  The power to control direction belongs to me.  Today I will begin to exercise that power.  My course has been charted.  My destiny is assured.

I have a decided heart.  I am passionate about my vision for the future.  I will awaken every morning with an excitement about the new day and its opportunity for growth and change.  My thoughts and actions will work in a forward motion, never sliding into the dark forest of doubt or the muddy quicksand of self-pity.  I will freely give my vision for the future to others and as they see the belief in my eyes, they will follow me.

I will lay my head on my pillow at night happily exhausted, knowing that I have done everything within my power to move the mountains in my path.  As I sleep, the same dream that dominates my waking hours will be with me in the dark.  Yes, I have a dream.  It is a great dream and I will never apologize for it.  Neither will I ever let it go for if I did, my life would be finished.  My hopes, my passions, my vision for the future is my very existence.  A person without a dream never had a dream come true.

I have a decided heart.  I will not wait.

I know that the purpose of analysis is to come to a conclusion.  I have tested the angles.  I have measured the probabilities.  And now I have mad a decision with my heart.  I am not timid.  I will move now and not look back.What I put off until tomorrow, I will put off until the next day as well.  I do not procrastinate.  All my problems become smaller when I confront them.  If I touch a thistle with caution, it will prick me, but if I grasp it boldly, its spines crumble into dust.  

I will not wait.  I am passionate about my vision for the future.  My course has been charted.  My destiny is assured.


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. very Inspiring ...Thanks for sharing :)

    A piece of SHE...

  2. Yes! Yes! Yes! Right on the point! I have a decided heart starting today! This decision is awesome

  3. Taking the first step is such a great sentiment to start off the New Year! I really like that you chose this topic for the start of the year. It's perfect timing...Mayra, I hope you will see the inspiration in my post. It's an unusual one, but I find it inspiring! :)

  4. Hi Mayra,
    What an awesome blog! I found you through the mom's Monday Mingle :)
    Katie @ thecreativebubble.com

  5. I love this series - and I have only just realised the guys name is Andy Andrew. He must've gotten some name calling as a kid. (Does that make me shallow for noticing that?!)

    Anyhoo, great inspiration and thanks for linking up with me :)

    Sarah @ A Cat-Like Curiosity

  6. Wow! I absolutely adore your blog! Believe in yourself is my motto. I've never heard of this book, but I'll have to read it. Thank you for having such a positive uplifting blog.


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