It’s totally fine if you think I’ve gone the full hippy. Even looking for an image that wasn’t embarrassing wasn’t easy. They do end up being a bit “and you’ll find yourself floating somewhere near Tolkien’s Houses of Healing
I started because my health was crap and I was lucky enough to be a self employed writer at the time so I could blast through research on how to deal with the chronic nauseated feeling that I had then. It got so bad i was on the couch and playing candy crush made me feel gross too.
I promise this is not a commercial for them by i used the calm app. It worked for me but from experiencing some of the others the idea is basically the same. There is no religion involved and you can do it alone, or in a group (I haven’t but they have that at some fitness groups). Its not so much zoning out as it is having a relaxed complete awareness of yourself and the world around you. The other part is breathing which sounds obvious but focusing on breath is both calming and always available no matter where you are – something that can come in very helpful when you are on a road trip or what have you.
Try one of the apps and give it a chance. Treat it like a ten minute daily exercise at what ever time you wont be disturbed or distracted. You will feel more clearheaded afterwards and all kinds of health results soon enough if you stick with it.
Plus taking care of yourself is infectious, but in a good way. Here’s one you try sitting where you on looking at this very device.
So go over to PlayStore or you iPhone equivalent and look up a Meditation app you like the look of.
Give yourself your best!
The universe awaits...
What do you want? You don’t have to tell me or anything but what’s out there off in the fine distant horizon? What world do you see in your mind’s eye or in you wildest dream? Don’t discount that. It’s something we do as adults. We’ve learned to play down our importance and the importance of those thoughts.
No, it’s not all about you, or me, but can’t you give more to the world from a place of strength? That strength can come from anything too. Some of the greatest lives were not lived in opulence.
I still set goals pretty much yearly. Some goals have made it and some are still, shall we say, in rotation. The reason I like them so much is the sense of direction they give. They don’t have to be big since little reachable targets can build slowly towards the big ones but big glorious ones are lovely to have. They give you that sense of extra drive, like how amazing it would be to get there.
Every massive thing started small. There is the “journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step” cliche, which is true but maybe overheard. I like the story behind Lord of the Rings. How did that colossus of books and films start?
It began with a young soldier in the trenches of World War I and a notebook. That’s it. One young Englishman jotting down the next idea, maybe playing off of what he last thought.
That’s the idea right there. You get an idea of what you want to see, even from the impossibly of your trench, and each day make those steps towards it. Anything you do counts for something here. There’s no real pressure here either because any focus on the goal is better than nothing. Any screw up just tells you “what isn’t the sculpture” in the rock. Your focus sharpens. You start getting the picture clearer. Even if it’s going out for a catalog at the Ferrari dealership. You have to know what your buying.
If you want that, naturally. What do you see?
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