Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Goals For June
I have but two goals for June:
1. Five hours of exercise per week.
2. Live in the present moment.
I had a wonderful day yesterday. While I didn't make my yoga class (the classroom didn't get opened in time - I went to the elliptical instead), I did spend some time in the evening at the neighborhood track. It's such a beehive of activity. Last night there was a boot-camp meeting there. That's certainly something to check into. There is also yoga on Monday nights at the community center, which is also within walking distance. Many opportunities to check out.
I did have some insight last night as I was walking the track. While I talk a good game, I really don't live in the present moment. In most cases, if I am in fear, I am in the future and if I am in the future I am throwing away the present.
I frequently engage in "planning", but really, it is just worry about the future dressed up in a business suit. Yes, planning can be a good thing, but constantly staying in "planning" mode is giving fear of the future and it's Wonder Twin - Anxiety, a toehold in my day. Planning is good;excessive planning is not good for me. All things in moderation and have enough faith in myself to know that I will deal with whatever comes my way.
Being in the present, the hear and now, is already perfect. There is no lack right this second. There is no need to worry or plan, for right now, there is all I need.
That's not to say that a routine or schedule isn't good, as it takes the "thinking" out of it. And for someone with tendencies towards obsessive thinking, experiencing the joy of the right now is a big step indeed.
Take good care of yourself. Be kind to others. Be where you are, right this second.