Questions arrive – questions related to how I feed myself and my important relationships. From a biological perspective, I know the foods we eat have a profound effect on health and vitality.
Similarly, I wonder, how is my spirit affected by what I feed it? The electronic and paper-based media I consume? The thoughts I entertain and interior dramas I enact? The places my mind habitually goes when there's a break in the action? Does this diet nourish me?
In my spiritual diet, is there a good balance of stimulation and quiet, connection and solitude, doing and not doing?
How do I feed my important relationships? Do I starve them through lack of attention and affection? Is my relational economy booming or in recession?
Do I harm love – maybe even kill it – by the thoughts I harbor or the stories I tell myself about the other or about our relationship? Is my relational diet contaminated by the toxins of criticism, contempt, defensiveness and stone-heartedness?
How do I feed my heart so it stays soft, supple, spacious – and, therefore, vital? How do I energize connections within me and with others? How do I nurture fullness of life?
I observe. I listen. I know.