the untethered soul, chapter 1

Deciding to begin reading this book right now, tonight, right before I remove my contact lenses and close my eyes for the night, was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.

Recently I’ve been trying to work on shutting up the incessant chatter that goes on in my mind. It nags me about the smallest, most insignificant of things. It rambles on and on about the bigger situations that I must wade through in life and love and relationships.

It just talks and yaks and argues and debates with no one, or with itself…I’m really not sure who the hell it thinks it’s talking to in there.

All I know is that I want it to shut the hell up! I want quiet. I just want to think about absolutely nothing, or NOT think at all. And the very last thing that will assist me with that is this endless dialogue that goes on in my head about EVERYthing that I experience.

So, picking up this amazing book at this moment was perfect divine timing. That first chapter explained in wonderful detail what that voice is, who it’s talking to, why it’s talking so much and what it is so artistically and craftfully doing to aid in the creation of my life experiences.

I have a new found appreciation and respect for that voice now. It is telling a story…my story. And I am the observer, listening to it.

I don’t want it to shut up after all. I will simply be aware of it, listen to it and observe what it is creating for me: a customized and personalized life experience of the reality that is all around me.

I am ever so grateful for that voice now.

Looking forward to reading chapter 2 tomorrow night!

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Mother’s Day 5k

Screen Shot 2019-03-08 at 9.45.04 PMI completed my last 5k a year ago in March 2018. It’s time to do it again. I have not been working out for a couple of months now because of a sore Achilles tendon, so I have some work ahead of me.

With exactly 9 weeks to prepare for this 5k, I wrote down my plan. I’ll be doing combination walk/runs over these weeks, working my way up to running 3.1 miles nonstop. That is my goal.

I’ve completed 5ks in the past, but only ran one almost completely, minus about 30 seconds of walking up a hill towards the end. So now, my goal is to run nonstop.

My speed matters NOT. I just want to run the thing. No walking. No stopping.

I’m going to run it.

Progress post to come…