A FULL LIFE
However, one interesting thing about living a full life as Winnie Zwane puts it, isthat “you can’t live a full life on an empty spirit.” Trying to do that is like trying to treat a mentally ill person without prescribed medication or trying to live a full life on an empty stomach. Can that be possible? In my corner of the world, it is commonly said that a hungry man is an angry man and that when hunger beats up an angry man, it is inevitable that he would discover his talent and live a purposeful life. In our Warri Pidgin English way we say, ‘if hunger beat you, you go discover your talent!’
In the same way, that hunger makes a man angry and that anger leads to a search for satisfaction, the emptiness in a man’s spirit would produce a mixture of feelings of which sadness and anger are chiefs. That emptiness is one of the root causes of the despondency that characterises mental illness.
How can you live a full life with an empty spirit? How? Feed your spirit!
Feed your spirit with the right soul food. Don’t feed your spirit with junk. Scrutinise the content you expose yourself to. Do you recognise that the content may be right for everyone but may not be right for you?
If you haven’t given God the permission to fill you with His love, peace and ‘processes’, this is a good time to start. Talk to God. Ask Him to help you to become the best version of yourself. As my mentor would say, “ask God to introduce you to yourself”, to the picture of you that He has in His mind. If you need me to hold you accountable on this journey of letting God fill you so you can live a full life, you can send me an email here: firstname.lastname@example.org
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• My Mentor : Bidemi Mark-Mordi (www.BidemiMarkMordi. com)
• “you can’t live a full life on an empty spirit.”- First came across this on one of Winnie Zwane’s Instagram (@watergoddess7) posts.
• Warri is a city in Delta State, Nigeria. I grew up there. Their predominant language is Pidgin English. And they are known to have a very good sense of humour while also saying the undiluted truth.