What did you do this past week to show yourself some love? I find we rarely do this. It baffles me that that the harshest person in my life, is usually me. In fact, no one has ever been harsh towards me- I ALONE create fear and resentment and feelings of inadequacy.
A few weeks ago I decided to make it my new goal to knock down that harsh voice.
Act of self love today? Made some quinoa, guacamole and a sweet potato for dinner- regardless of how much time it took away from my grading. I also did 1.5 hours of yoga this morning, instead of my usual 40 minute home practice.
Biggest act of self-love? Taking a major extension for a paper that was due this week- because I don’t feel like being miserable.
:) :) :) DO IT!!!!!!! Just do it! Do something for yourself. Because it will be better for everyone around you.
Today, while at my usual 6pm dog park jaunt, I met an incredibly interesting person. Usually I hang out with a very diverse group- from the eldery to the transgendered- who all come together every day to let our dogs play. They are my community.
This new face, a very peaceful looking cool Asian dude, started chatting me up. We got to talking about how powerful and majestic animals are- I immediatelty related to him. After more discussions about nature, the environment, and the overall complexity of humanity, he told me he was a climber. Climbing he said, was his spiritual practice. Only through his connection with the rock, did life become clear to him- climbing requires you to be decisive, it requires you to concentrate- and do things ONLY out of utility. He said that these fundamental principles have translated into his own life: climbing ensures that you don’t waste time, he said. He’s moving to Alberta soon- to work and climb. And ultimately, to live in defeaning silence. After a fire truck went by us- we both looked at one another with this incredible silent mutual acknowledgment that the city would never have anything to offer us. I would rather spend an entire month trying to figure out a good route through a forest than to discover the ‘hippest’ bar in town.
Thanks, Van. You are probably one of the most interesting people I’ve ever met. Peace.