Nourish Your Soul

Words: Dr Rajgopal NIDAMBOOR

There’s in all of us a soul — prana, or chi — that causes and regulates every physical and mental function. In other words, it is the core — or, indispensable — regulating part that remains flawless so long as we live.

Yet, it can get wobbly, at times, more so when you are prevented from shielding yourself from the assault of microbes, bacteria, or viruses, from the outside. It can also, likewise, get subdued when your internal healing mechanisms cannot repair worn out organs, or tissues — in the presence of illness.

One of the less appreciated causes of the illness state is, perhaps, nutritional imbalance. You need to remember that, notwithstanding the ‘perfect’ status of our soul, you and I need to have a regular supply of all essential nutrients. A good intake of nutrients is fundamental to produce the hundreds of special products that our body needs to manufacture within — for us to live and sustain. In today’s world, regardless of our phenomenal access to health information, there’s a deficit of certain elements — vitamins and minerals. Don’t you know that withholding, or not eating, them adequately can lead to a host of illnesses? This ‘fad-dieting’ can be dangerous, even fatal — at times.

Add to this our state of mental and emotional balance, in a stressful world, there is a surplus of situations that attaches itself to a cliché, “Is this what life’s all about?” A battle of wits; a war for survival too — as the good, old Bard would have articulated. Well, the fact is all mental responses — because, they’re oft-repeated — are likely to become automatic. This is reason enough why most of us keep ourselves afloat on ‘auto-pilot.’ The result is simple — diverse repercussions in day-to-day life.  When combined with emotional reactions, big or small, they cause damaging effects in every cell, tissue and bodily process.

You get the point. It’s your attitude that determines the type of mental responses you generate vis-à-vis the countless experiences of life. Your mind-set holds the key, including several responses that have instantaneous effects in every organ, tissue and cell. When your emotional balance, for example, becomes habitual, or constant, the ‘ideal’ core of your soul, or intelligence, is kept in a state of steady vigilance. It is sometimes prevented from doing its regular routine, or function. For instance — digestion, elimination, repair, and healing.

There’s a way out. When you harmonise your life and generate logical responses that are essential to emotional stability, you will free your soul from its ‘emergency-ready’ state. You will, in so doing, also allow it to attend to its normal occupation of repairing the body and keeping yourself in optimal well-being.

This is a job only you can do — not someone else. Besides, there is also nothing better than personal effort. The task isn’t easy — because, nothing in life is easy. Just think of this. If you want to cultivate a state of perfect health, happiness, and spiritual fulfilment, you ought to become resolute. You also ought to expand this optimal state — nourishing the spirit of your soul. Once this is achieved, you’ll, like the other routine, daily things, have no difficulty in setting aside a little time for yourself and your health.

Our life is nothing but a process of gaining new experiences. We need to fit these collected ‘nuggets of wisdom’ through our memory, or recall, into rational thinking. This is not difficult to practice. All you need to do is just tickle your mental substratum, or subconscious mind, and re-look with a new, true perspective of life.

It is well said that repetitive practice enables you to develop greater confidence and also perk up everything, right from your waking time to presentation skills — something that you were not good at earlier?

Practice makes it perfect, yes — for everything in life.

Dr RAJGOPAL NIDAMBOOR, PhD, is a wellness physician-writer-editor, independent researcher, critic, columnist, author and publisher. His published work includes hundreds of newspaper, magazine, web articles, essays, meditations, columns, and critiques on a host of subjects, eight books on natural health, two coffee table tomes and an encyclopaedic treatise on Indian philosophy. He is Chief Wellness Officer, Docco360 — a mobile health application/platform connecting patients with Ayurveda, homeopathic and Unani physicians, and nutrition therapists, among others, from the comfort of their home — and, Editor-in-Chief, ThinkWellness360.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

96  −    =  ninety one

This site uses cookies to offer you a better browsing experience. By browsing this website, you agree to our use of cookies.