Podcast Episode 97: Ask a Life-Changing Question: “What Feeds Your Soul?”

    Jan 10, 2022

    You may know that my definition of joy is Deep delight that feeds your soul.

    Sometimes soul-filling comes from external sources, extraordinarily happy circumstances: at a wedding, from the birth of children, having work you love, an exciting opportunity.  

    But more often you’ll likely find that soul-filling is an inside job, independent of circumstances.

    So rather than trying to force a mindset that sends you through the jungle of life with a machete, whacking at every weed in your way, on a desperate hunt for soul-filling joy, I think you’re more likely to find your most satisfying soul food if you practice paying attention to what’s going on inside you, your own responses of delight. 

    Because soul-filling can be a very personal thing–what fills yours might actually drain mine–it helps to spend some time answering three simple questions:

    In this episode, we’ll talk about what those questions are, and how profoundly your answers can affect your life.

    NOTES:

    Freeman, Emily P. Podcast “Episode 203: Introducing The Quiet Collection 2021.”
    https://emilypfreeman.com/podcast/203/

    Marks, Nichole, Producer. “The Final Act,” 60 Minutes, October 3, 2021.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yNrvXw9juNs&t=617s

    Roose, Barbara.” How to be Gentle with Yourself.”
    https://barbroose.com/how-to-be-gentle-with-yourself/

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