Sometimes, in our obsession with journaling every bite that goes in our face and planning meals and scheduling cardio sessions between weight training workouts and generally being focused on our fatty cakes, we lose the big picture.

Tonight, the Perseid Meteor Shower will peak and, for some, it will be a natural light show that lifts the spirits and brings a little bit of gee whiz awe back into the world.  In those moments, we can transcend the ego and connect with the cosmic consciousness … even if just for a moment.  Okay, so maybe you’ll miss the meteor shower, but there are lots of other natural phenomenon outside the walls of the gym that deserve to be observed and explored. 

In the interest of embracing the spectrum of human experiences, I think all of us should spend a few hours a week in mindful, experiential observation of our corner of the planet without relying on television, smartphones, computers, iPods, cars, and all the other noisy distractions of our modern life. 

Sleep until you wake up.  Eat naturally, when you’re hungry, and then only a bit.  Drink cool water.  Walk for a long time (whatever that means to you) in silence and make it your meditation.   Spend a few hours unplugged and in tune with all that is around you.  And observe how it makes you feel, inside and out.

There’s a theory that a tendency to over eat (or over-anything) is a futile attempt to fill a hole in the soul.  If that’s true, then feeding that well within is a necessary part of your overall wellness plan and it’s totally free, available, and easy to implement.

Get outside and enjoy the view ~ Puff

2 Responses to “Meteor Gazing and Mindfulness”

  • lisa:

    how i wish i’d viewed this on thursday and thus watched the meteor shower! this whole idea of contemplation out of doors is a great one, but difficult to do in phoenix in the summer heat.

  • Thank you for the auspicious writeup. It if truth be told was a entertainment account it. Glance complex to far introduced agreeable from you! However, how can we communicate?

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