Totally exhilarating but made me think of those times of suffering when we’re resisting life and going against the flow and not with it.....bloody exhausting
Yesterday the three of us went for a cycle followed by a run. Nothing out of the ordinary but something we like doing as a family. Two of us fell of our bikes (yes I was one of them.....we’re fine 😊), one of us smiled at everyone we met, one of us got a stitch, one of us felt great running, one of us got frustrated and threw their helmet on the ground, one of us was exhausted and one of us ended up walking home. Maybe you’ve experienced something similar before? I know I have and I’ve found myself feeling frustrated and unhappy. What was so different for me was somehow it all felt perfect with absolutely no frustration or desire to make it be any different to what it was. A bit like watching a film and feeling consumed by and curious about all of it knowing you can’t change any bit of it. More and more I’m seeing and experiencing the peace that comes when we have an understanding of how life really works and it was there all along ♥️
As I cycled along the river to a yoga class - I normally drive but something felt different today - I was moved to stop and stare. This life is utterly miraculous. Not just the moments that are instagramable (is that even a word?) but all of them. The dog that took great delight in chasing my bike, the bumping into a lady in my yoga class, the crumbling building, the homeless man.....all of it. The miracle of life in all its technicolour.
Stepping across the threshold to a few weeks of spaciousness and offline connection. Grateful for the experiences which have come my way this year and for the people, like you, in my life ♥️