“We are such stuff as dreams are made on.” Prospero. The Tempest. William Shakespeare.
Nourish Your Self; Nourish Your Dreams
I know you have dreams. I know that inside your heart are the seeds of many dreams, seeds that need to be nourished with time, attention and love. But I want to tell you a secret. What your dreams need more than anything else is a nourished, cared-for you.
Prospero is right, “We are such stuff as dreams are made on.” Though your dreams may eventually take on a life of their own, in the beginning they are fully dependent on you, so tending to yourself is, in fact, tending to your dreams.
When we take care of our bodies, we have energy to give.
When we feed our minds, we have tinder for our creative fire.
When we experience life, we have something to be inspired by.
When we take time to breathe, we give our dreams room to unfurl.
When we are nourished, we have lots to share.
And, creative heart, I know you want to share.
What Nourishment Do You Need?
How can you create an environment where you, your creativity and your dreams flourish? What do your mind, body, heart and spirit need? Some of us thrive on a rhythm of rise and fall, while others enjoy a steady pace. Some of us embrace mornings, while others come alive at night. What brings your energy to life? What nourishes your imagination, your spirit, your body? What lights you up? What grounds you?
Here are some journaling prompts to help you hone in on your unique way of nourishing yourself so you can create a fertile environment for you and your dreams. Be specific and see if you can come up with at least 10 different ways to complete each sentence.
Take It To Your Journal: Ways to Nourish Your Self
- Some ways to nourish my emotional self are…
- Some ways to nourish my physical self are…
- Some ways to nourish my spiritual self are…
- Some ways to nourish my mental self are…
- Some ways to nourish my creative self are…
The seeds of our dreams need nourished soil in which to grow. Let’s start with nourishing our selves. Let’s start right now.