FlypaperPosted: January 28, 2013
My God, a moment of bliss. Why, isn’t that enough for a whole lifetime?-
What if we told you that finishing a marathon, cycling a century, putting up max numbers in the gym, advanced yoga poses, holding a plank for ten minutes … Really don’t matter much?
The ritual does, the preparation, all the hard work, the failure before the activity. Slow down this morning and explore this profound idea with us.
All of the above activities (and more) have a few things in common.
The entire family, including your friends can participate in them. Walking, running, cycling and especially yoga. You don’t have to be “talented” or “skilled” to have fun with your family and friends. There’s no one to impress
By slowing down to savor the ritual, you are afforded the time to socialize and enjoy yourselves. Let’s use cycling as an example: You can tease the dudes in your group about their freshly shaven legs and their choice of skin-tight lycra. When you run out of things to share, you can ease into the saddle and enjoy the scenery rolling by.
Often times when we plan a big, wonderful and memorable “LIFE” changing event: Our very first marathon, first time showing up for yoga class, the sleepless night before your first 5k (look through your blog roll today). We forget about where our journey started. The thing is, our lives are made of so many touching small memories, this is our foundation in life.
A light and flowing Warm Up: Tumbling, Rolling and Jump Rope.
Ring Dips, Ring Perfect Push Ups, Ring Rows
Too many times we only focus on the end result and not where our journey began … Bike ride to the park, a few drinks with friends after a grueling trail run, tying your shoes properly in the morning. The simple things in life truly are heaven.