Marsha is the host of WQWWC
Let’s start with nutrition;
Our bodies need food to fuel our bodies. The balance is the key. Not too much not too little of any of the
Good nourishing food, eaten mindfully is how we can look after our bodies.
I have been to-yoing all my life and learned this lesson a few years back that dieting is not the answer. I now eat healthy ( mostly!) and walk a lot. I have found a balance when I am nearly sixty. And this is logical. When I was younger, losing weight always held the charm of looking good. Now, postmenopausal, the looking good desire has been replaced by the desire to feel good.
But it’s not nutrition alone we need but the nourishment of the soul is also required.
“Food is not just fuel. Food is about family, food is about community, food is about identity. And we nourish all those things when we eat well”
The experience of eating with family is enriching and satisfying. That’s why when during this pandemic, we cannot meet friends and family for a meal, we feel more deprived.
“The nourishment of body is food, while the nourishment of the soul is feeding others”
I love this quote as it is one of the beautiful practices of Islam. We are encouraged to feed those who cannot afford good food. Sharing with those around us on festive occasions is also recommended.
“There are realities we all share, regardless of our nationality, language, or individual tastes. As we need food, so do we need emotional nourishment: love, kindness, appreciation, and support from others”
How wonderful it would be if both the body and soul are nourished at the same time. I am really looking forward to a time when we all can meet freely and share our table with our loved ones.