SunshinePosted: March 11, 2013 Filed under: Random Workout | Tags: Awaken, blogging, cultfit, exercise, fitness, free range, Freshly Pressed is Overrated, gluten free, happiness, health, Heart, hipster, hope, jogging, life, love, lululemon, marathon, meditation, natural, paleo, passion, perspective, pilates, running, trail running, walking, whole foods, WOD, writing, yoga 11 Comments
An awake heart is like a sky that pours light-
*Originally posted at CultFit.org some time ago (adjusted a tad for today).
Having recounted the positive events that have happened over the last year I feel more positive about where I currently am at and I hope you feel the same? For many though, they feel there is nothing to rejoice about: Not now and certainly not in the near future. Many are immersed in a fatalistic time zone. There’s an app for this, sadly.
We need to realize that our lives are not controlled by fates outside of our inherent ability to modify, adjust, or temper what is not working for us. The all so real truth is that all of us get depressed and when this depression gets really bad? We are stuck in our own misery, our very own pity party (yes, there is even an app for pity parties as well).
Hold out your left hand and start peeling back your fingers for of all the ‘things‘ you have going right in your life, right in this moment: Heart still ticking, still breathing, family, friends, leftover meatballs etc. Now on your right hand let’s start peeling back fingers for ‘things‘ we enjoy and promise ourselves to “Make The Time For” even if we don’t have the time – to practice present hedonism. Pursue the events in your life that make you feel good about yourself and your outlook on life. What follows are a few of the things I enjoy, maybe you will enjoy the same:
• An evening Walk while eating an apple.
• Playing bicycle Tag with the little ones – Your it!
• Email, call or message a friend and say: “Hey your pretty special! Not that special but special none the less.”
• Practice Meditation and Yoga.
• Nature is heaven on earth. Less time inside and more time outside, Playing in the fluffy white stuff.
Why spend so much time abusing and punishing your mind, spirit and body? Take care today.
Time outdoors is number one for me. There is nothing better for the spirit than fresh air and sunshine.
Same here 🙂
some fluffy white stuff going on here. and cold windy stuff too! 🙂
I suppose we have been spoiled the past few years, no snow + nice weather in March. I hope all is well, take care!
I love the combo of walking and eating the apple. You can’t walk too quickly if you’re eating at the same time! 😉
After thinking about this awesome combo a bit more throughly: You are so right! It’s all about slowing down and enjoying “something”. 🙂 It should be noted that this task is rather hard for me to do, well doing two things at once has always been a bit challenging for me. Take care today and be well.
Ah, a wonderful post. Tag on bicycles? What a great idea.
Keep a keen eye on the little ones, they like to bend the rules a bit 😉
I’ll have to borrow some little ones 🙂 But you’re right. Nieces and nephews will do that, too!
It should be noted that I usually bend the rules first, from this point out things get interesting!
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