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I hang out a lot at a special forum online. Accidentally I was led from there to a great mind training program and this came SO right on time. It was exactly what I needed at this point in my life.
This is one of the things that you know exist in the world but somehow you are not ready for them so they just pass you by. It may be the greatest thing in the world but if you are not ready for it, it will just fly by you and not leave a trace on your soul. But everything in its own time.
So I really feel there is a movement in my inner game and it’s for the better! There is a positive shift in my mindset and I love it. I am starting to not let negative thoughts dwell a long time in me.
This may sound old to you but for such a long time I was unable to battle negativity in my life. I had to somehow get tired of it and finally a switch to be turned on.
I allowed so many wrong things and now I see it clearly. People and situations. I am in shock to tell you the truth. I keep asking myself why did I let things go certain way. They were so poisonous for me but I didn’t fully realize it. I didn’t know I needed to fight them.
I used to be so strong on my promises. Whatever I said I would do I really did it. That part of my character watered down. It was a slow decline over the years and I didn’t even notice the low level it came down to.
Listening To My Body
Oh I neglected my body for such a long time. I just wasn’t in tune with it. It was telling me all the way of the bad things I was eating, overeating and for 3 long years I was just too lazy to exercise it. Maybe not even lazy but preoccupied with other things that seemed more important.
On top of that every Friday I was so happy the workweek is over that I bought a large chips and a chocolate. Wow what a bad habit that was! It was my movie night, snacks were a must. And of course only sitting at my laptop during the weekends or sitting again on coffee with some friends. Generally just sitting.
Now I allow myself to watch only positive, inspiring movies. I just don’t want negative thoughts to enter my mind. And even if they do I make the greatest effort to replace them with positive ones.
So now I have everyday 1 hour walks. Thank God I have a small mountain very near me so I also get to breath more pure air. And the beautiful sights this trail offers me – it’s a true blessing. You simply can’t feel bad with all that magnificent nature surrounding you.
I enjoy feeling my body getting stronger. I am also more calm because when I walk I listen to this positive mind program. It relaxes me and keeps reminding me not to stress over unimportant things. It also teaches me to visualize positive things and let me tell you I can notice small, subtle changes happening to me.
I try to wipe out negative people and their actions in my life. Like on a tape a part that I don’t like. Just wiping it out.
It is a bit disappointing to not see any results after 3 weeks of constant effort but I have been accumulating bad things in my body for more than 3 years. It can’t be an overnight thing so to speak.
So I want to share some images with you, maybe they will inspire you too for something better in your life:
So this is my weekend trail. This part is very near at the top of the mountain (1067m above sea level). You can see how crystal clear the air is. Even the distant mountain peaks covered in snow are very visible from this point.
I used to take the dirt roads before but lately I enjoy the paved road more. It looks more clean to me, my sneakers don’t get all muddy and I love the views along the way.
I feel totally reborn after taking this road.
This is me getting caught in a furious summer rain in the middle of the road. I was so lucky to be near a wooden stop cover. I did run to reach it for half a minute maybe and even being exposed so little time I was half wet.
And as is the nature of a summer rail it lasted 15 minutes and gradually stopped. Check out the absolutely amazing sunshine after the rain, everything was shining from the water drops. I was so humbled by this beauty, it just expanded my soul across the whole mountain I think.
This is my city viewed from the mountain top. Looking at this really puts things in the right perspective. Great for contemplating.
This is where I drink my first coffee on my weekend days.
Two gondola lift cabins. This turned out to be a real life saver whenever the weather got bad or for some reason I was in pain and couldn’t get down on my feet. Or when I lack time.
We’ve only had it for several years now and it does create crowd on the top but I still think it’s worth having it. It is sometimes too many people which I actually try to avoid when doing my local hiking but overall I am quite happy with this arrangement.
This is a hand written inspiration quote stick on top of product prices at the top mountain home. I will try to translate it:
“Nobody lives from their dreams but the one who dreams is still alive”
Basically this reminds me to never give up on my dream. And I never will. One day it simply must come true. I strongly believe it.
And finally this is just a quiet early summer sunset in my neighborhood. I was buying some groceries after work when I saw these gorgeous clouds and I just loved them so much that I took a picture of them.
Just a peaceful early summer sunset. A small everyday life beauty.
I will end this post with this powerful quote:
“What you are is God’s gift to you, what you become is your gift to God.”
― Hans Urs von Balthasar, Prayer