nourishment for the soul, just
as a meal does for the body.
~ Paulo Coelho
Our lives tend to be very action-oriented. We are busy and our days are guided by our personal and work calendars and to-do lists. Idle time is seen as not being productive or as a waste of time. Fear of missing out is so prevalent that it has its own acronym, FOMO.
This is true even on vacations, where it's hard to be still or relax; it often seems like the time needs to be "maximized" by doing and seeing as much as possible, and by constantly taking and posting pictures and descriptions of activities and sights.
Most people don't remember their nighttime dreams, and even fewer allow themselves the luxury of dreaming while awake. Yet dreaming, imagining, fantasizing and contemplating are not a waste of time. They "nourish the soul" as the quote says, in very direct ways. Our non-directed mental and imaginal meanderings and musings carry the seeds of our desires and creativity. The very essence of who we each are inhabits these dreams which provide images and ideas of how to bring these dreams to life, as your life.
This soulful nourishment inspires the direction our lives take. Are you ready to dream your life into being the life you are truly meant to have, and the person you are truly meant to be?
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Peggy Handler, MFT, is a psychotherapist in San Francisco's Noe Valley