Sunday, January 8, 2012
You Are The Soul
I saw this quote by C.S. Lewis on a fellow blogger's blog and it really spoke to me. We always talk about the soul like it is an appendage, when actually our soul is what makes us...well....us! Eventually, our bodies will grow old and pass away, but the soul will live on for eternity. It made me realize how much I have neglected my soul. Sure, I go get my hair cut, my toe nails done, and the ocassional massage. But how often do I take the time to give my soul the Salon treatment?
What does that even mean?
My understanding is that in order to nourish the soul, we must go to the one who created it. I have definitely neglected my quiet time with God this past year and it has taken a toll. I feel more anxious and fearful and less enthusiastic about my walk with Christ. For me, my soul retreat will need to include quiet time reading the Bible and daily prayer. Art is also a way for me to pamper my soul. I will continue to take the time for that, but I think that once I really get deeper in my relationship with Christ, I will see differences in my artwork as well.
This doesn't mean that I will start neglecting my body. ie. stop my weight watchers. On the contrary. Taking care of the body is just as important. In fact, I've lost almost 4 lbs. since I've started! Yay!