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Soul food

The physical form demands fulfilment, while the soul demands peace.

Too often, we mistake the fulfilment of our physical needs to be soul food, and we neglect our soul.

As this soul food grows familiar, we seek ever more creative ways to get that fulfilment leading us further into indulgence, and away from peace.

Soul food is the feeling you get from an embrace with a loved one before you notice the scent of their perfume.

It’s the sound of the dove cooing before you admire your beautiful bird bath.

It’s the laughter of family before you notice the luxury with which you clothe them.


Take a deep breath.

Look a little closer.

Beyond the physical.

Look at what money can’t buy, or hands can’t manipulate, and you’ll find the divine, sublimely tucked away with the peace that you’ve been searching for, for so long…

And remember, what feeds your soul rarely fills your belly.

So don’t be reckless with where you seek fulfilment in your life, because you may just discover that after exhausting yourself in that pursuit for decades, you were only distracting yourself with trinkets that have no soul.

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Zaid Ismail

Author, life coach, and mental health activist. We need to change the narrative from disorders, illnesses, and survival to accountability, understanding, and thriving.

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