Walking meditation time for me today was 3 miles on the treadmill listening to an interview of Danielle LaPorte by...
Walking has been the perfect pace for me to zone out & escape. Listening to the interviews has nourished my brain to stop the future tripping and take in new information. I forget how wonderful reading & watching documentaries & interviews is to stopping the running stream of negative thoughts & self talk in my head.
Maybe that is how I stayed sane when I was home alone with my children 5 nights a week? I would devour several books each week after they went to sleep.
When I focus or listen, really listen the noise inside my head stops.
I am very pleased that I walked 10.5 miles this week. I am trying to ramp up miles slowly so I give my poor knees a fighting chance. I want to be able to maintain 15 to 20 miles a week for the rest of my days. Those miles provided me with 3.5 hours of inner peace last week. I haven't dedicated this amount of time to myself in several years and my body & soul has suffered greatly from the lack.
I keep sticky notes next to the treadmill so if I hear something I want to remember I can write it down. This past week, I listened to several interviews with Danielle LaPorte as she first published her book, The Desire Map. I am so loving this concept of changing from goals to core feelings.
I am especially loving the simplicity of choosing small things daily that allow me to "feel" the way I want to. I just started yesterday, writing down some feelings. I will be one of those people who takes a few weeks to keep writing down feelings and words that pop into my head before I choose my core list of desires. I love the process of choosing words and want to find the perfect ones to describe me!
I also managed to finally get some polish on my toes!
Today is unfolding slowly. I am sitting in my recliner soaking up the sun coming through my windows. Groceries need to be bought in preparation of the kids coming home tomorrow!
Other than that I plan to relax & recharge as much as I can to prepare for the week ahead.
Time to go get in the first of this weeks miles!
I want to feel good now. She tells you how to start making that happen, today!