Walking meditation time for me today was 3 miles on the treadmill listening to an interview of Danielle LaPorte by...
I haven't felt like running this week, just walking and listening to interviews.
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!
Don't have time to read a book on how to get your life back on track? Fine, I totally get it. Click on this link or head over to you tube and watch this video, 48 minutes. Don't have 48 minutes? Fine, the beauty of you tube is you can watch in whatever chunks of time you have. Put it on while you shower and eat breakfast. Put it back on while you drive to work. Put it on while you drive home or while you prepare dinner.
I want to feel good now. She tells you how to start making that happen, today!