In our daily lives, we recognise the significance of personal grooming and physical well-being. It’s second nature for us to wash our clothes, trim our hair, and maintain a healthy diet. We understand that caring for our bodies is not only a matter of appearance, but also a requirement for living a healthy life. You should take care of your body and appearance, but not to the point of being hedonistic, in which you worship your body and whatever it craves. Nevertheless, there’s an aspect of ourselves that often goes overlooked—the grooming of our souls.
The Bible reminds us in 3 John 1:2 (ESV), “Beloved, I pray that all may go well with you and that you may be in good health, as it goes well with your soul.” This verse underscores the profound connection between the health of our souls and our overall well-being. Just as we nourish our bodies with the right foods, we must also feed our souls with the right information, education, and experiences. Your soul does not need to be entertained, it needs to be educated. A high-quality education. The choices you make about the media, books, music, and movies you consume have a lasting impact.
If we fill our minds with shallow and trivial content, we risk leading lives that mirror those choices. Those who hold higher positions in society or achieve extraordinary success, have often made efforts to educate and refine their souls. They seek out high-quality sources of information, knowledge, and education in order to maintain a high standard of inner being. So, let us not only care for our bodies, but also for our souls. Seek out places with high standards and invest in the quality of your soul’s education. Respect yourself enough to wish yourself well on this journey of growth and self-improvement, just as you do your body.