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Nutritious people are the people in our lives who genuinely feed our souls. They nurture the deepest part of us. They truly hear what we have to say. They reflect back to us our innermost thoughts and feelings. They listen without judging. Their eyes light up when they see us and their presence lightens our load. They love us with the fewest plans for our improvement.

Are you able to nurture yourself? Do you feed your soul with gratefulness and caring? Do you pay attention to what you really need? Do you judge yourself harshly or with kindness?

 If we want to nurture the people we love, we must nurture ourselves. And we can do that in numerous ways, but not with food. Food may satisfy a longing or emptiness of the soul for a brief moment. But its effect is not sustaining. If we nurture our souls and the deepest part of us, food becomes a pleasurable experience and not a substitute for love.

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In 1901 H.C. Booth was sitting in a rocking chair on his front porch watching the dust blow.  As he observed the wind blowing clouds of dust down the road, he opened the eyes of his soul and said aloud, “What if we could reverse the wind?  Then instead of blowing dust, we could pull up the dust.”  Later that year Mr. Booth invented the vacuum cleaner.

How often do you take the time to sit in a rocking chair (assuming you have one:) and just be?

What do you think you would discover if you looked through the eyes of your soul?

If your life is sucking up dust like a vacuum cleaner, what can you do to reverse the process?

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BERKSHIRE ON STAGE

From the Berkshires to Broadway and Beyond

George Lakoff

George Lakoff has retired as Distinguished Professor of Cognitive Science and Linguistics at the University of California at Berkeley. He is now Director of the Center for the Neural Mind & Society (cnms.berkeley.edu).

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