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So grateful for these hills. So grateful to be able to get into nature and hike for hours just five minutes from our front door.
Any time we're struggling or feeling frustrated we return to these trails, and always, after even just 30 minutes or an hour here spent in walking meditation, we discover solutions, get grounded, realize that things aren't so bad, see a new perspective, or discover that the information we were searching for suddenly appears. So grateful to be able to slow down and make space for quiet reflection in this way.
In our always-on culture it seems perhaps the most radical act of self-care is truly learning how to quiet the external noise so that we can listen to our own intuition. Sometimes it speaks very softly, and it gets lost beneath the loud screaming that's happening everywhere on the internet, the TV, the radio, the busy streets.
Meditation, yoga, breathwork, sound baths, hiking... these are all powerful tools to help us disconnect and tune in to what our hearts and minds and bodies are really trying to tell us. It's so important that we do this every day--even if it's just 20 minutes in the morning before leaving the house--as a way to reset our internal compass and make sure we're moving in the right direction... and that's whatever direction is right for you. It's easy to get swept up into what other people want and prioritize everyone else's needs but our own. When was the last time you carved out space to deeply listen to what's inside yourself?
Sending love from these magic, surreal hills 🔮
The way we do anything is the way we do anything 👾 being on the mat just gives us dedicated time to do ONE thing at a time. This effect of “slowing down” (i.e. not multitasking) provides the mental space to observe our response as it’s happening, and to even observe our impulse to response before we actually respond. 👀 The gap between stimulus and response IS where the practice of yoga exists - that bridge between the gap. The Practice of Yoga joins (yokes - Sanskrit word for yoga) stimulus and response in a mindful manner. .
The practice...”the work” is to make every next response the conscious, careful, considered, thoughtful, heartfelt and kind response. .
The discipline is to cultivate resilience when we fail, to drop our judgement ASAP when we observe ourself defaulting into our old manner of competition or greed or impatience, and to discipline the muscle of compassion to activate faster and stronger and more implicitly the next time around. .
#Repost @rapha ・・・
Whether you've been riding for decades or you're just clipping in, the journey to becoming a cyclist always includes the same rites of passage. The Rapha Manuals celebrate those universal experiences with a dozen charming hand-drawn animations and incisive writing to inspire riding around the world.
¿Que tanto te preocupas por mantener sana tu mente? Nos preocupamos tanto por estar sanos físicamente, tener un buen aspecto, vestirnos bien.... y ¿qué tanta atención le pones a tu salud mental? Procurala constantemente con meditaciones, ejercicio como yoga, pilates, actividades en la naturaleza... no veas imágenes o cosas en la tv perturbadoras, al revés llénate de cosas positivas y que te alegren el día. Dale un abrazo a las personas que tengas oportunidad de ver en el día... haz todos tus días de mente sana para estar FELIZ!!! Es más fácil de lo que parece... FELIZ VIERNES!!! #happiness#happymind#clearyourmind#yoga#nature#love#yogaistheartofliving#chakrabalancing#realesed#yogalover#mindfulness
From: TRUTH, Lies & Everything In-Between
Just a few moments of normal, is that too much to ask? Since 4am I had been laying here in a near state of panic. It started with my heart beating a hundred miles an hour, short of breath, and a dull relentless headache. For a while I was panicked, thinking I should call the EMTs. But it didn’t feel like a heart problem, I’ve felt those a number of times before. Instead it was something between fear and twitching nerves. So I lay here fighting to control my breathe and calm my mind.
For a while it seemed to work, the focus and the breathing, so I drifted in and out of sleep. After 7am I checked my blood glucose, it was normal. I don’t feel rested, I’m speaking in calm tones as to not upset my wife. I just feel out of sorts, like standing in a room that has been changed, but not knowing how. So I lay here, wishing to feel better, confused and on edge, waiting, anxious.
Those words were written two hours ago, since then I dragged myself out of bed, got dressed, made my bed, took my pills, and run a errand. I wish I could make time to worry about myself, instead I have two other people in this house that depend on me. And before you start on taking care of yourself, it’s reality that wags the dogs tail. Meaning that despite how I may feel, things still have to get done.
Life often doesn’t hand us a pass to jump three spaces. It’s a slow drag your heels marathon to the finish line. While we may not like it, that’s how it is. Make time to be aware of your surroundings, don’t allow the “what ifs” in your mind to rule you. Be kind to yourself and remember fear will always pull your focus from the moment.
Feel Good Friday! There are so many beautiful places to visit in DC, but one of my favorites is to walk along the water around the FDR memorial. What are some other outdoor areas in DC that you enjoy exploring?