Finding Nourishment

14 01 2011

Chapter 4 from Finding the Angel Within

~*~Finding Nourishment~*~

“Nourishing our bodies includes nurturing them, and when we truly nurture our bodies, we nurture our minds and spirits as well.”

“Unfortunately, in today’s climate, it is quite easy to allow ourselves to become “body critical.”  Unless we resist it, we can easily become overly judgemental of our own appearance.  Some criticism can have a positive effect in helping us to see possibilities, but women tend to be hypercritical of themselves and others.”

Truman Madsen has said, “The Lord gives us glimpses of ourselves.  And in self-examination we are most blessed when we see ourselves as we are seen by him and know ourselves as we are known by him, then, knowledge of the Savior and self-knowledge increase together.  In this world, we do not really grasp who we are until we know whose we are.”

“It is okay to hurt.  Let yourself feel the feelings.  If you feel angry, be angry.  If you are angry at Heavenly Father, tell him!  If you need to cry, cry.”

Gordon B. Hinckley said, “Have you ever contemplated the wonder of yourself, the eyes with which you see, the ears with which you hear, the voice with which you speak?  No camera ever built can compare with the human eye.  no method of communication ever devised can compare with the voice and the ear.  No pump ever built will run as long or as efficiently as the human heart.  No computer or other creation of science can equal the human brain.  what a remarkable thing you are.  you can think by day and dream by night.  you can speak and hear and smell.  Look at your finger.  The most skillful attempt to reproduce it mechanically has resulted in only a crude approximation.  the next time you use your finger, watch it, look at it, and sense the wonder of it… You are a child of God, His crowning creation.”

“As we nurture others, we can feel nurtured ourselves.  then the cycle begins again.  The boost we get from feeling nurtured enables us to again nurture those around us. What a wonderful, recurring concept!  And as we continue nourishing, not just feeding, we will discover greater self-love and self-acceptance.  We will be able to more fully focus on the positive, and the reflection we see of ourselves will be truer to what the Lord sees and intends for us to see!”


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