Kind promise (draft): I will nourish my body, mind and soul attentively.
So often, my thirst for accomplishment and approval draws me to the next thing and the next thing and the next thing. I don’t pause for replenishment. I don’t ask myself what I need. I get a lot done, but I do it with grim determination instead of joy.
I pretend that I don’t know what I need. I imagine that it will take a huge research project to narrow down what truly cherishes me. Those are delaying tactics.
What brings me comfort, delight and nourishment are the things that please my senses.
I pretend that pleasing my senses takes a lot of effort and is, therefore, beyond me. All I have to do is step outside my door (or even around my apartment) with the intent of appreciating the sights, sounds, smells, tastes, and textures.
I have added the word “attentively” to remind myself to pay attention to and take advantage of the opportunities and resources for nourishment that surround me.
I want to nourish myself in ways that are: Tiny. Easy. Daily.