“Don’t give up in your mind something that your body hasn’t even attempted yet.”
That thought popped into my head this morning. I was just sitting in silence, enjoying a quiet morning. Or trying to enjoy it, I should say. Way back, in the recesses of my mind, nagging fear was doing a number on my peace.
I took a deep breath in, and a deep breath out. I counted my blessings. I stretched. I even walked to the ocean and just marvelled at its beauty. I didn’t look at my phone. I didn’t check my emails. And all this before 8am. I’m telling you, I did everything right. Or rather, I did everything that today’s ‘mindfulness’ gurus tell you to do.
Yet there it was, the anxiety. The unknown. The dull panic that somehow, somewhere, in some way I was failing.Continue reading “Episode 18: Paddle Out”