*Warning – Ridiculous Pictures Ahead (as usual)*
On my way to work this morning I had a thought.
We’re supposed to look THROUGH the windshield,
not AT it.
If we stare at the glass, we’ll miss what’s going on around us. We might crash. Just as in life. Focusing on internal matters and minutia, the cracks in our windshields, takes us away from the world around us. We might accidently hurt ourselves or others and we ultimately miss a lot of beautiful scenery.
I need to remember this, because I get so trapped in my head.
I’m having a fat
day week month … sigh. Never mind.
I’m getting slightly more comfortable with my weight gain but honestly? Every single second of every day I am excruciatingly AWARE of my body. Every inch. Thigh. Arm. Stomach. Thigh. Waistband. Shirt. Tight. Loose. Itchy….I wish I could explain it better.
Everyday I fight tooth and nail to accept weight gain. It’s REALLY difficult and tiring. It’s like staring at a crack in the windshield and trying to drive.
We’re supposed to LIVE IN our bodies,
not OBSESS OVER them.
I determined to try and get out of my head and into my body.
When the boss asked me to run an errand I took the opportunity to jump around a bit. Try to live in my body.
*Ridiculous Pictures in three…two….one…*
Being ridiculous ALWAYS cheers me up.
Suddenly, I noticed it’s a GORGEOUS day today.
Blue skies, sunshine and a breeze through my hair.
I played some more.
Then my knees hurt. Ouch.
I used to do back handsprings and toe touches. Now, I have the body of an eighty-year old. Awesome. But shifting my focus…
I caught a few more glimpses of the day
And it’s back to work for me.
That’s okay, though. It’s FRIDAY!
This weekend let’s remember to:
Look THROUGH the windshield, not AT it.
While we’re at it:
Look through the windshield, not the rearview.
Just be present, engaged and –>Captivated<–
Be Captivated, not captive of our minds.
PS: I love it when my Kombucha comes with extra Mother Love.
- What cracks on your windshield distract you?
- Check out Julie’s post on fat days —>click here<— I agree with her 100%.