A New Journey
Today I am embarking on a new journey, one of gentleness with myself. No more races, no more measuring, calories, steps, even years, but I am going to stop the stresses that come from these goals that measure us. Take up our thoughts, consume us. I am simply going to live mindfully. Eat mindfully, walk with purpose, not a goal. Swim with joy until I am tired, savor the moments, not count them, measure them, or let those aspects tell me what I am. Living mindfully in the moment is freedom. Life is not a race, its not ruled by some man made measuring stick that steals from us the true purpose of the moment. We know what we need to do, we know when we are lazy, we know when we over eat or eat unhealthy food. We also know the freedom that comes from a hike when all that matters is the scenery. We all know the freedom that comes from enjoying a healthy meal, eating mindfully, but without counting, stopping to eat when we are full or just before we are full, without concern of which food "camp" we belong to. We are robbing ourselves of just walking, just breathing, just being.