Matterofprayer: A Year of Everyday Prayers – Friday, June 19, 2015
Nourish the Soul through Intention
More on nourishing the soul today, in this chapter from Handbook for the Soul. Fascinating to think that so many different people can have different takes on how to nourish and nurture the soul. Wayne Dyer gave us more of a Jungian perspective in this chapter.
I have an appreciation for Jung and his concepts of development and some views on the stages that a person goes through as individuation happens. Dyer puts his own names on these basic stages, but the Jungian basis is certainly present.
So, how to nourish the soul? One way to do this and become a Witness “is to shut down the inner dialogue and to learn to become quiet.”  He stresses that quiet is all-important when it comes to knowing your soul. I could quibble, but by and large, I think quiet has a deep and lasting benefit to nourishing the soul. Also to seeking out peace and serenity, as well as calming down the breath and loosening the tight back, shoulder and neck muscles.
Dyer did not mention God very often, until the very end. But there, he acknowledged God (or as some would say, Higher Power) and made another fabulous statement: “The way you ultimately know God or your soul is the abolish all doubt, cultivate the Witness, erase your past, shut down the inner dialogue, and later the ego.” 
God willing, I strive to find a way to quiet the inner voices of noise. And God willing, what activities I discover will be nourishing and nurturing to the soul.
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 Handbook for the Soul, Richard Carlson and Benjamin Shield, editors. (Boston: Little, Brown & Co., 1995.), 123.
 Ibid, 125.