Word #25 of 100 – A Bit of Encouragement

Word #25. Soul.

It won’t demand.

Nor will it lure.

It quietly awaits attention so it can be experienced as a wellspring of peace.

When left unattended, its presence feels like a vague dissatisfaction.

For us parents, we may try to resolve this dissatisfaction through our children. Maybe they can resolve our loneliness, our insecurity, our craving to be loved, our search for meaning.

But we know, deep down, this is a burden too hard for a child to bear.

It’s best, then, that we attend to our souls.

My first 25 words were for this purpose.

They were a nudge of encouragement for you to savor attending to your soul. Here they are again in case seeing them together helps:

  • Heart
  • Downshift
  • Birds
  • Free-fall
  • Be
  • Receive
  • Attention
  • Wait
  • Release
  • Fog
  • Untethered
  • Rhythm
  • Shift
  • Storms
  • Scarcity
  • Play
  • Nap
  • Bending
  • Real
  • Breeze
  • Trapeze
  • Enjoy
  • Anthill
  • Soul.

A new theme of encouragement for you arrives here tomorrow in Word #26 of 100.