Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Losing Faith, Gaining Courage

"Sometimes you climb out of bed in the morning and think, I’m not going to make it, but then you laugh inside remembering all the times you’ve felt that way."
-charles bukowski

There have been a lot of miles in the last few weeks. I still have a couple more weeks ahead that will be full of a lot of this:

...and more. Being home by no means signifies the end of the madness, but I sure am happy to be back in Vancouver.

We are always rushing, rushing, rushing and forgetting to feel the world beneath our feet, the blood in our veins. Maybe if we could all. just. stop and let ourselves breathe, we could smile more and have hearts that pump, pump, pump to a new beat.

How about this for a new morning routine?

1) Wake up.
2) Lay in your bed and look at the ceiling.
3) Say: hello world, hello day.
4) Listen to your breathing.
Feel the blood in your veins.
Notice your skin waking up with you.
3) Stand and stretch.
Side to side.
Touch your toes.
Touch the earth.
Touch the sky.
4) Look in the mirror.
Say hello to yourself.
Give yourself one compliment.

Photo: Sarah Ashley


Sam said...

That sounds like a great new morning routine to me! I'm going to adopt it as well!

VancityAllie said...

That sounds like an absolutely amazing way to start the day.

We definitely need more ways to slow down and love ourselves!

Roshan said...

Wonderful morning routine. Now if I could only touch my toes :(