My MomentPosted: April 22, 2013 Filed under: Random Workout | Tags: Awareness, blogging, crossfit, Earth Day, exercise, fitness, free range, gluten free, happiness, health, hipster, hope, jogging, kindness, life, love, lululemon, marathon, meditation, minimalism, motivation, natural, paleo, passion, pilates, running, simplicity, strength, trail running, walking, whole foods, WOD, yoga 6 Comments
Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans-
Often at times we focus primarily on our bodies, the results or the lack there of is: We often neglect our mind.
We have often spoke about one way to relax your body and mind: Consistent meditation practice. A quiet mind is a powerful mind, especially so during the last few miles of a local race or a few extra push ups before you leave the gym. Extraneous thoughts that amass during the day will reduce our focus. When we can calm our minds through meditation? The body becomes free, energized and your true ability lies at your fingertips.
Feel free to insert your chosen mediation practice within the quotes: “…”
Learning how to sit quietly, without actually “doing” anything other than focusing on your breath is vitally important. Learn to appreciate the “present moment,” because it will after all … vanish in a few seconds.
An expanding awareness of our strengths (quiet, focused mind) and vulnerabilities (neglecting our bodies and ignoring pain) helps each of us to endure difficult times with more equanimity. It becomes a pleasure to stand your ground during tricky situations with a calm mind, not out of stubborn pride. Pride breaks each of us over time.
Happy Earth Day and please be well today!
Meditation is definitely hard for me. It is super hard to sit and do nothing. My mind races like crazy. I’m sure it will get better with time. Mornings are the best time for me right after I wake up. Mornings seem to be the most peaceful time of the day.
Happy Earth Day – right back at ya! 🙂
Mornings, especially quiet – peaceful ones are a blessing! They set the tone for the day and help me center myself a bit 🙂 Take care today and please be well!
Love the picture.
“Tired of living day to day like everything is alright
Just waiting on that moment
Waiting on my moment”
You can thank my wife for sharing it with us. For those chillin’ at home …
Take care and be inspired!
Yoga….at least twice a week. I gotta have it.
I’m right there with you! My son and I did a spot of yoga this morning before we rushed off for school. My warrior pose was no match for his leg sweep and tackle. 🙂 Be well today!