The Morning RoomPosted: July 1, 2014 Filed under: Meditation, Yoga | Tags: Creativity, Freshly, freshly pressed, friendship, Identity, Injuries, Morning, musings, nebraska, Omaha, pain, Power Yoga, reading, Storytelling, Ultra Marathon, yoga 13 Comments
Morning without you is a dwindled dawn-
*Written this past Wednesday at 0500*
I’m more than a little bit pissed off this morning. Primarily with myself (for ignoring my tight hamstrings and back for nearly two weeks), at our local utility company (for raising our rates again), at the lousy Nebraska weather forecasting people (for raising my hopes for nice biking weather), at some close friends I help train for not taking my advice about ultra marathon prep, and at my body once again (because it’s been barely three weeks and I’m lying on the floor covered with ice).
*Written five minutes ago*
Looking back at what I wrote last week, it just occurred to me that maybe my extreme frustration with “life” and the people around me, has at least as much to do with my own irritation(s) at the way I take care of, and treat myself. Interesting to think that if one is as gentle, kind and compassionate as one would like to be, one wouldn’t get quite so pissed off at the necessary trials of dealing with this thing called “life” …
I leave you with this – In one sentence – Who are you?
Ahh….the wisdom has found you. Not because you live a perfect life (none of us do)…but because you have taken the time to become aware of these passing experiences. This is where real soul learning takes place.
Its not easy for my to admit what you so passionately shared, perfection does indeed get the best of me at times.
I think learning to be kind to ourselves can be the most difficult at times. Kindness doesn’t always mean to relax, chill out or check out…it often means we take care of ourselves through daily things that enhance our quality of life. Doing the difficult things even when we don’t want to or really have the time. Glad to see you coming back to your intentions and hope you are feeling better. Life can be a challenge for sure. Take care, my friend! 🙂
You are exactly right – I’m definitely heading back to intentions 🙂
I hope you and your family have an exciting, festive and safe 4th of July weekend planned – Have fun!!!
Thanks! Hope your weekend was excellent! We had a terrific time camping at a new campground in south central Indiana. Beautiful park 🙂
I am always surprised when I end up covered in ice and broken! Self love and care is so important 🙂 Wishing you a beautiful day filled with love for all ❤
My Son is a big help when it comes to getting the ice bags ready. Ultimately, it ends up in a wrestling match, its amazing how kids can sense when they have the upper hand. 😉
Thank you for your kind thoughts and support, they truly mean a lot to me!
I am love.
Sorry you are hurting but glad to hear you are reminded again to listen to and care for your wondrous body vehicle as you would your precious child!
I know how frustrating it can be to be injured! Everything else (life) can easily become overwhelming. Hoping you heal quickly.
Like so many “things” in life … My aches and pains will pass. What I am learning to surrender to now, again, is that I really need to slow down at times – pause to listen and surrender to the moment. My days of pushing through and sucking it up are long gone 🙂
Oh! If we can take our emotions and put them outside of ourselves and curiously watch them, it is so much easier to manage or ignore them. Take care!
People say I am pretty mild tempered, easy going, one chill laid back dude. Which is true for the most part. Although, I am so hard on myself when alone, either practicing yoga or out riding a million miles to nowhere. Often at times I struggle to find balance, and what ultimately happens is that I will reawaken an old injury, like an old friend paying me a visit unannounced.
Side note – I had a really pleasant ride to work this morning, one where I stopped mid way to practice for a short while. This, is exactly what I needed. 🙂