I think I start a new ‘series’ on my blog called the Saturday Soul Feeding. I’ll publish post from either me or from other authors about something that inspired me that week. The first is an interview of Kris Carr’s with Jonathan Field. The full interview (it’s really worth reading!) is available on the link at the bottom of this post and the most inspiring part for me is below. Enjoy feeding your soul!
Kris: You’ve spent years exploring what it means to live a good life, so tell us, is there some universal answer or formula or framework that can help us all feel better?
Jonathan: This is where that focus on simplicity of information really comes in. Think of your life as three buckets: Vitality, Connection and Contribution. These are your Good Life Buckets.
Your Connection Bucket is about cultivating deep and meaningful relationships. Your Vitality Bucket is about optimizing your state of mind and body. And, your Contribution Bucket is about contributing to the world in a way that is deeply aligned with who you are and what matters to you. Your quest is to keep all three as full as possible. When your Good Life Buckets are full, life is amazing. If any one runs dry, pain ensues. If two run dry, you are in a world of hurt. If all three are ever empty at the same time, you’re no longer alive—by any definition.
Your only job is to wake up and ask yourself, “Which bucket needs a little love today?”. Then, go about doing a little something to fill it, while also remembering never to abandon the others.