Learning to Pay Attention
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Stop living life for what's around the corner and start enjoying the walk down the street.
- Grant L. Miller, motivational guru
This topic today made me think about my goofy leg, which still hurts today.
I was so excited to still lose 1.2 pounds last night. BUT, in my head, I went right to next week. How am I gonna work out around my leg, will I lose a point a day since I lost weight, how soon before I will see Onederland again. All these questions went thru my head.
NOT, Hey, I have now lost a little over 25 pounds, or good job Alice. No moment to enjoy victory, just an immediate venture into the roadblocks for the next week.
Mooosa,,,,,I know, probably spelled wrong. But it is what we used to tell each other at work when things were going crazy & someone was stressing. Relaaaax. It will be ok.
Maybe this hamstring giving me grief is my body's way of saying, HEY! Take it one step at a time. Pay Attention this time around, so you don't gain a bunch back again. See how the small, every day things I am doing is what will make the long term difference.
So, for today, I promise to appreciate the fact I am wearing pants I could not wear 2 months ago. I am playing golf without being wore out at the end of 9 holes. I am eating healthier, with more conciousness toward not only my own body's health, but the planet's.
In other words, I am going to enjoy my walk today & not worry about the destination.
Breathe my friends, that is the true essence of life. Be as gentle with yourselves as you would be with a good friend or loved family member.
Namaste (to myself as well)