“Nothing can cure the soul but the senses, just as nothing can cure the senses but the soul.”~ Oscar Wilde
So begins February, the second month of the year.
Here in the Northern Hemisphere we are deep into the dull, chill, darkness that is Winter and it can weigh a bit heavy on the soul. That’s where this beautiful bit of wisdom from the wickedly charming Oscar Wilde comes in – for truly, “Nothing can cure the soul but the senses, just as nothing can cure the senses but the soul.”.
I challenge you to take time this month to focus on your senses – feel, taste, smell, hear, see, perceive. Let your soul guide your senses and your sense guide your soul as you fully engage in what you are doing, how you are living.
Feel your skin, your clothes, the keys of the keyboard as you type. Listen to them clicking, to the hum of a radiator, the cracking of the wind. Smell the air, the chill dampness of the Earth, the good things you’re eating. Taste each bite, the salt of your tears, the freshness of the water you drink. See how alive you look, how bright your eyes, the people and animals you love.
Perceive the motions of your soul, the emotions of the room you are in, the people you are near. Realize the each and every single thing is connected, joined in a unique, complex and diverse flow and that you have a place within it – an important, vital role that you, and only you can fill by simple and fully embracing who and what you are.
Let yourself be swept up by the beauty that is to be found if you seek it out, if you open up your senses and pay attention. Let your romance with your self and your life begin here. Cure your soul with your senses and your senses with your soul.
Namaste ~ Ella
~ Affirmation Mondays are positive words of wisdom, insight and joy to add a bit of cheer to the start of your week and any day you need a bit of a pick-me-up! For even more inspiration please check out my Affirmation Mondays Pinterest Board and my Quote-spirational Board!