Essentials of nourishing our spirits

Hisilicon Balong

Millennials have gone all out in search of liberty and in that battle have lost something; nourishment of the spirit. They are concerned with achievement, goals, and success that revolves around things that are material. In these life-long quests they have forgotten about the unseen emotions, feelings and beliefs that are essential for souls like the air for breathing.

There are tons of applications used by millions of millennials like me to accomplish variety of tasks but happiness eludes us. It seems like happiness has become a holograph, you try to grab it and it is nothing but thin air. Why is that? Why can we not be happy about ourselves and our work? The answer is simple: we are not getting enough spiritual nourishment that brings out our happy ‘self’, we are not feeding our souls right.

The essence of delightful soul rests in sacrifice. Once Rumi said “little by little wean yourself. This is the gist of what I have to say”. Weaning carves a character out of a person who is content. Contentment is not synonymous with inaction rather it is the ability of seeing the path and treading it with patience no matter what comes ahead. This is the sheer result of a well-nourished mind that is bound to achieve ‘happiness’ in life whether it achieves or fails.

“One must first learn, unmoved, looking neither to the right nor left, to walk firmly on the straight and narrow path, before one can begin ‘to make one’s self over again.” Habit – William James

Balance comes when we give our minds a taste of our own yearning. ‘Will’ requires this balance and it is nothing but a conscious control of our self; weaning away from things that don’t matter but always seem to matter. When we change our self, slouching towards a new path, we come closer to treating our minds with satisfaction of finally doing what we really wanted to do. This way of ‘changing’ for the better is the essence of gratifying our souls with all kinds of tasty flavors of contentment and a strong will power that is the source of all action and beauty.

We are here because of our collaboration and we were not alone in it. The sum of human history is the product of people working together with zeal and zest.

“Happiness is only real when shared” Into the Wild – Christopher Mccandless.

So sharing, communicating, connecting, and collaborating minds are the result of a healthy ‘mindful’ diet. We need to join hands in building a bright and worry free future of our generations and when we make ourselves join hands with other people we are nourishing our character and of those ahead of us.

Wean Yourself

Little by little, wean yourself.
This is the gist of what I have to say.
From an embryo, whose nourishment comes in the blood,
move to an infant drinking milk,
to a child on solid food,
to a searcher after wisdom,
to a hunter of more invisible game.

Think how it is to have a conversation with an embryo.
You might say ‘The world outside is vast and intricate.
There are wheatfields and mountain passes,
and orchards in bloom.

At night there are millions of galaxies, and in sunlight
the beauty of friends dancing at a wedding.’

You ask the embryo why he, or she, stays cooped up
in the dark with eyes closed.

Listen to the answer.

There is no ‘other world’
I only know what I have experienced.
You must be hallucinating.