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Month: September 2016

breathing through a situation

I remember talking about breathing. These days I’m often thinking about it, because from time to time I pause and breathe.

I take time and let the situation flow so that I can understand it better.

To me this is a big achievement because I was always too fast in thinking, and I got always trapped by the way my brain overworries by anticipating problems.

Breathing puts perspective into the mind, it allows me to think more deeply and to understand the situation.
I’m not a master of it, there’s still work to be done, but if there’s something I learned from this is that breathing can truly help you out in any situation.

the post I did not write

Today I was about to publish a post about beauty.
I read a message on Facebook of a friend who went to a course to learn how to use a natural acid to improve the beauty of face, hand and body.

I honestly thought that in a world where we spend very much time fighting for rights, for not abusing animal, we lost ourselves behind the beauty part of the world.

Then I also realized something.
It’s easy to overcriticize to judge too much, and it’s not that I’m the one having all the truth in the world.

It’s my opinion and it’s my right to share it, but it’s in no way the perfect opinion. Some might dissent, some might agree. It often depends which side you are on.

For example many of us (even myself in the past) spend much time behind the beauty part. Caring, exaggerating. And we do it constantly.

We need to care, but how much of that is overcaring? When do we learn the limit?

the joy of running

My chiropractor told me that I need to run a little bit. I still don’t know why, but today I started.

Since I’m a big believer of the barefoot walking/running, I put my xeroshoes and went for a run.
It was my first serious barefoot run. In the past I did some running, but never got to do stick with it.

Maybe a friend would ask me if I wanted to join him, but that habit never stuck.
What was different today is that running barefoot is a lot harder than it seems.

While I am faster and feel more athletic, the muscles I use are totally different and new to me (and therefore, still to be trained), the result of this is that now I feel like a newbie. All the muscles are hurting.

In the end it was a pleasant experience, and I wonder what the learning curve for a decent running in barefoot-mode will be.

how to learn

It can happen: you want to learn but you don’t find a teacher.
Then what you do? Wait for a teacher to come?

One of the main differences and probably one of the things I’ve learned during my growth is that you need to be the one you rely upon. Not because we’re self sufficient, but because we don’t always have the luck to have someone guiding us.

When there’s no guide, you have to find a way.
Find a way to learn, find a way to discover new things.
Don’t wait for the world to revolve around you.

hygiene and writing

It’s been a few days since I last wrote and there’s one thing I realized: Writing very much feel like doing hygiene for my mind.

It’s not because it cleans something, but the whole act of showing up and writing each day is a way to be consistent, to follow my own word and respect my will.

It’s fantastic, and I missed it.