I Resolve to be Kind to Myself Today
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Artist: Hieronymus Bosch (circa 1450–1516)
Title: The Temptation of Saint Anthony.
Date: between 1500 and 1525
Medium oil on oak panel
Dimensions Height: 73 cm (28.7 in). Width: 52.5 cm (20.7 in).
Current location: Prado Museum
I chose this painting of The Temptation of Saint Antony because in this painting, St Anthony looks peaceful and meditative. This artist has done many paintings of St Anthony with many different temptations, but in this one he looks like he is winning the struggle, not through resistance but by going inside himself and finding strength.
I’ve been struggling this week and have not had great success in sticking to my healthiest habits. I have been eating out a lot and was starting to feel out of control again. My house is looking disorganized. I’ve been eating things with sugar in the last few days, which has never been an issue for me. I skipped my yoga class on Monday night and yesterday I forgot to do my sadhana.
I also lost my spark streak for logging in and I can’t really figure out what’s going on. I think the only thing to do is to focus on my day. I am meeting a friend for lunch so I am making a vegetable soup in the pressure cooker to take with me. I’ll also make a salad to carry a long. Tonight is my early yoga class so I will make it a priority to make it there. On Monday night it was bitterly cold and I just really did not want to leave the house. It’s even colder today but it will still be light when it is time to go and I just find it easier to go out in the cold if it is daylight.
I did have to go to a wake this week and found out about it on Sunday. At my age, I can’t fall into old habits every time someone dies because I go to far more wakes than weddings.
Tomorrow I am going to an all-day seminar at the yoga school so hopefully I’ll be inspired enough to carry me through the rest of this bitter winter. I wish us both great success today and for the rest of the week. I am looking forward and treating myself with kindness by feeding myself nutritious food and moving my body. Nothing tastes as good as healthy feels.