What makes you feel good? Devouring a hot fudge sundae, maybe, or impulse buying a pair of cute new shoes? As enjoyable as those experiences may be in the moment, they’re fleeting. When you think about which habits are really best for your well-being, your answers are probably very different. Meditation, exercise, or a good night’s sleep may spring to mind. The speakers you’ll see on our Soul Awakening cruise all offer different perspectives on the question, but they all involve finding those things that nurture both your body and your spirit, and aligning one more closely with the other.
Intuition University founder and DailyOm contributor Sara Wiseman knows that everyone approaches well-being differently, and what works best for one person may not necessarily work for someone else. “Some people approach it through the body: through nutrition, exercise, and health practices. Other people approach well-being through experiences: travel and adventure. Others approach well-being through the heart: deep, intimate connection. Still others find well-being via the soul: in prayer, meditation, and creativity. Everyone is wired a little differently as to how they best experience well-being: body, experiences, heart, soul. Pay attention to what makes you happy, what makes you feel the most free, and what makes you smile. That’s where you’ll find the particular spiritual habits that help you feel best."
Sedona World Wisdom Days co-founder Jerry Gilden has a very simple answer. "In my travels to Native American nations, the most valuable information I received from tribal leaders is the following: “Water…Medicine…. SAME.” We are made up of roughly 72 percent water, the same percent as our host, Mother Earth. Drinking a gallon of fresh water daily keeps our bodies in flow with the medicine of life."
Finally, world peace artist Andrea Smith emphasizes the importance of taking care of our bodies. "I happen to get up naturally at 4AM every day. Because of this, I am hiking or at the gym by 6AM most days. I think exercise of some sort is really important. It gets our bodies moving and it is wonderful for our minds too. I get 8 hours of sleep and I keep my mind clear and positive.”
Come spend eight nights with us and our fabulous speakers next February and enjoy yoga, meditation, and lectures that will reawaken your commitment to your well-being and prove to you once and for all that it’s easier—and more fun—to work on than you'd thought.