: Meaningful :Posted: June 29, 2015 Filed under: Kindness, Meditation, Mindfulness, Yoga | Tags: biking, Conversation, cycling, kindness, Mindfulness, Omaha, passion, weekend, yoga 8 Comments
The only reason why we ask other people how their weekend was is so we can tell them about our own weekend-
Romanticizing, endlessly, about the past is a passionate avocation, and dare I say an easy one to indulge in, as long as you overlook the self-serving conversations such as renewable-clean energy sources, carbon offsets, living a gluten-free lifestyle and what happened this past weekend while on holiday. That said, some cultural bygones such as meaningful conversation among close friends really do have their merits.
Few “things” in life are in fact as pleasurable and fertile as engaging in heartfelt, close conversation. Whether you’re falling in love again for the first time, riding some sweet trails with a cycling buddy, listening to an insightful yoga instructor during class (thank you Cheryl, Suzanne and Maia) or beginning a new friendship. Open ended, seemingly unimportant conversation is essential to building a close relationship. Conversation is also the means by which we learn, via other people, how in which the world works. A meandering conversation unlocks doors to memories long ago stored away, and forgotten.
Without conversation, conversations that take us on spontaneous journeys through various ideas and opinions, how can we being to explore and awaken the minds of others, and ourselves? Be well and have an inspiring day!
Hey, take a look at that last paragraph brother. Normally I can dig you but that paragraph is tough to figure out. Typos?
Chalk it up to using the WordPress app midride while trying to figure out how to get home in one piece … Talk about a long ride!
No biggie brother, just trying to look out. 😎
And impromptu conversations after working in the yard with my true love about random important things and nothingness keeps a marriage strong. 🙂
Absolutely my friend 🙂
Great post! That first sentence drew me in (it’s pretty funny), and maybe a little bit true. 🙂
When we pause to think about this for a minute or so, it only takes a few moments of being fully present to truly make a change in out lives. I know I’m guilty of not listening and formulating a reply while the other person is sharing their weekend … This is one of those tiny “things” in life that can make a huge impact. 🙂
So… how was your weekend? 😉
But thank you too! =)