With my Morning Walk. As usual. As I have been doing since a year ago when I decided to walk every morning to heal my left knee. The knee is 100% again but I kept my Morning Walks as a routine ever since. A routine that goes beyond an acquired habit; it’s my beloved way to start my day. Some people do it with a cup of coffee, for me it’s my Morning Walks. They set my vibe for day. Plus, it’s that moment, my moment to be out there with green nature around and all the colors that live inside me. As I listen to my music set for the day, I listen to my thoughts and the absence of it. I breathe in, I breathe out, respiration, perspiration, perception, feelings, inspiration, expiration. It’s like a Moving Meditation, an inner talk between me, myself and I. And the Universe. It’s Zen, Real, Mine. And I really appreciate every minute of it. Enjoy it. Cherish it. Regardless the weather.
That is why, year in, year out, here I am, Morning Walking. Not because the calories burnt and the cardio workout (although they are both pluses), but because it’s something that makes me feel good inside by doing it. It lights my inner fire, my inner light. That is why I keep on doing it. And there is no better motivation to keep morning walking than this.
#HappyNewYear #EveryDayMotivation #KeepWalking
“Happiness can’t be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every single minute with love, grace (and I add: radiance) and gratitude.”
– Denis Waitley
A way of living, that is what happiness is. It is not that shiny happy place you need to reach to actually experience happiness.
Happiness it is taking a moment to recognize that you are enough.
That you are grateful for everything you have and have experienced so far.
It’s that sense of being content with who you are and what you have.
It’s the way you chose to see and face whatever happens to you.
It’s being able to enjoy every strawberry (or chocolate or whatever you like) every time you come across one no matter the “weather”.
It’s dancing in the rain and running under the burning sun.
It’s keeping your serenity having a ride in the dark side of the moon.
And your eyes and heart opened to welcome and embrace all your experiences.
Learn from them.
And let them go.
Them and anything else.
It’s letting your life flows.
And go along with.
Breathe in. And out. All the way through.
It’s being you.
Self-caring for your self.
Being kind to others.
Being empathic. Compassionate.
It’s understanding what tolerance really means.
It’s being surrounded by people you love and appreciate every moment of it.
And letting them know, feel this love and appreciation.
It’s being able to understand (and enjoy) the fact that life has its ups and downs, its beautiful and ugly days and you can’t and shouldn’t park your truck in just one station. This is part of what life is all about. And will ever be.
It’s being Okay even when you are not Okay.
It has been a while since my last post here and I would love to say this was because my life at this side of the computer screen was pretty busy and exciting. But it wasn’t the case. I was just going through one of those moments when there is this gray cloud above your head surrounding you everywhere you go. Those moments when every little thing you do seems to be wrong or not working. Not the beast place to be, but hey, it is part of being alive. It happens as much as s**t happens. And all we can do is try to make a good sense out of it. Try to learn something or THAT thing that made you go through this.
Breathe. Deep. In and out. All the way through.
Practice some thing spiritual. In my case Kundalini.
Dig deep in.
Be opened to listen to yourself.
And embrace whatever it comes.
It also helps to face it with a sense of humour.
Or a sense of adventure.
Because it is an adventure. To the other side. To the shadow-ish side.
A side that is also a part of who we are, even if we don’t want it to be. Really hard.
And if this is the case I have got news for you: this is THE thing that is keeping you stuck. THE thing that probably is sabotaging all your attempts to live a full life, to be you and feel you. To accomplish THAT thing you are so desperately wants.
Don’t fight that part of who you are. You don’t want him/her as your enemy.
Or at least let him/her talk and listen.
Sometimes that is all she/he/they want.
And if it’s not, being there, opened to listen to a honest answer will get you to figure out what you need to do to move on. 😉🌸