F(low)Posted: October 14, 2013 Filed under: Random Workout | Tags: blogging, compassion, cycling, Environmentally friendly, exercise, food, freshly pressed, happiness, health, kindness, life, love, lululemon, mind, Mindfulness, natural, nature, Omaha, Recreation, running, wine, writing, yoga 10 Comments
Do not ruin today with mourning tomorrow-
I’ve managed to stay relatively injury free this year by self-imposing a balance between unexciting “things” and exciting “things“. At home and away from my play outdoors I limit my larder to unexciting events – cleaning up, emptying the dish washer and mowing the yard.
Lately I’ve realized I need to apply the same approach to all areas of my life. I tend to gravitate towards highly stimulating play, conversation and work the way I gravitate toward fine wine and delectable treats. I spoil myself with action, and going too hard physically. I often fail at times to seek flow, the high-stimulation thrill of doing at exciting speed whatever I feel like. To keep myself from becoming jaded, I need to compensate for my highly stimulated actions by deliberately cultivating my ability to find stillness, awareness and comfort.
My trick? Mindfulness exercise: Sitting in a quiet place as I intently watch my breath. A stimulating thought arises in my mind from a recent conversation with a close friend. I gently say “This is just a thought – A wish” . Mindfulness practice keeps my body and mind focused. How do you find balance between unexciting and exciting – I’m curious?!?
One last note, Love helps as well …
Les Éventails, Portraits of PassionPosted: October 10, 2013 Filed under: Random Workout, Yoga | Tags: Arts, Bird, blogging, compassion, exercise, family, friends, health, kindness, life, love, lululemon, meditation, motivation, music, musings, Nathalie Handal, natural, Omaha, passion, perspective, Poetry, Recreation, simplicity, Winds, Woodwinds, writing 3 Comments
The shadows of birds fading on a fighter’s back
The undressing of words on an unstamped postcard
The wet swings in the distant park
The jealousy of raindrops on the umbrella of lovers
The laughter of a boy before a bird
The song of two flutes, two swords, two bracelets, two fingers
The stare of a wave before a pearl
The yearning between the legs of a farmer’s wife
The opening of doors closing midday
The sudden howling of our muse—and
les éventails—disturbing the guest inside of us
– Nathalie Handal
The Solitude of NightPosted: September 26, 2013 Filed under: Random Workout | Tags: blogging, Countryside, cycling, Drink, exercise, fitness, food, free range, freshly pressed, gluten free, happiness, health, hipster, Home and Garden, hope, Li Bai, Li Po, life, love, lululemon, marathon, meditation, memoir, motivation, musings, natural, nature, Omaha, passion, perspective, Poems, Poetry, Recreation, running, Shopping, Society, Travel, wine, WOD, writing, yoga 6 Comments
– Li Po