So I’m just now getting around to posting days 4 and 5. I was able to meditate on day 4, and exercise a little, but not a whole lot. It was rather disorganized kung fu instruction for the kids again, and though I was moving around, I don’t know how much or for how long I was doing it for. I will say though that some exercise is better than none at all.
This is the look I get sometimes when work, and kids and spouse throw me curveballs all at once and then I notice yet ANOTHER thing I have to add to the list. Not sure how I’d even describe the feeling; Addled…flummoxed…chicken with its head cut off…I did actually manage to meditate on days 4 and 5 for about 30 minutes each day. It was rather nice and lovely. I felt loads better. My kids have been sick the last few days, and I’ll admit that I’ve been a bit green around the gills myself, but not near as tired as them.
Like many who try to enact change in their lives, and especially when you’re trying to add exercise into your routine, things can get a bit wonky. It’s hard to change and alter your routine, and get into those new habits. I sometimes look into my bag and see the constant reminders are how much work I ALWAYS have to do.
I’m not going to drone on today. I’ll just share a bit of old school wisdom.
Solomon, in the book of Ecclesiastes in the Bible says that “all the work of our hands that we do under the sun is vanity and striving at the wind.” Translation? Pretty much very little that we do matters. We can’t take it with us. We live, we die. At the same time he says “All we have in this life is the work of our hands that we do under the sun…you can take joy in this…enjoy life.”
Seems like a contradiction, but I think the point is that in the end we should be trying to love God, love people, do good in the world, help people, be productive in anything we do, and have fun. Just don’t waste your time.
I won’t be making a habit of lack of exercise anymore, but I did get a lot done at work, and most importantly I spent time with my babies and my wife and the means the world to me.
My grandmother thought it very important to eat bacon whenever one felt like it, because a giant, planet killing asteroid could hit the planet and we’d miss out on good tasting food.
Seize the moment.