Buckle (Down)

Perhaps the less we have, the more we are required to brag-

Do you equate being active with being important? Ever write or say, “I matter” or  “I ran a marathon in the morning, attended a fashionable yoga class at noon, and worked on my memories over a nice soy chai tea latte at Dumb Starbucks.

Constantly being busy had always been a good “thing” in my life. I used to define myself, boast and brag in a pecksniffian manner, in regards to being able to plow through the most strenuous workouts, cycling for hours on end and running marathons on a whim  My issue with the term busy - was that I took it too far. I didn’t know when or how to stop, take a break from grinding myself into the dirt, telling my friends “no” when it came to registering for an event.

For the longest time, I simply failed at finding balance in my life or I flat-out choose to ignore it – Who wants to talk about balance anyways?!?

Daily Meditation-

Recently, the cold Midwest weather called me to go for a brisk walk, instead of appearing busy – Yoga class, cycling, running around and writing. Going for a walk simply felt right. I didn’t have to show up somewhere to prove anything, to anyone.

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11 Comments on “Buckle (Down)”

  1. ckrupski says:

    I love a winter walk for solitude and a moving meditation. No one is out but you, it’s cold, it’s silent, it’s perfect in beauty.
    Love your posts
    Cheryl

    • CultFit says:

      … For it’s within these pristine moments of silence that I truly find myself :)

      May your heart be filled with warmth and happiness this morning – Take care my friend!

  2. michelle says:

    Agreed.
    Sometimes a walk is the best medicine- preventative, healing, or both.

    • CultFit says:

      Without writing a million words trying to tap into why walking is so important to me personally … I slow down, smile and carry on down the path in this “thing” called life.

      Thank you for your kind thoughts and support, take care this morning and I hope you have an amazing day!

  3. Sandra says:

    Awesome. But brrrrrr! ;-) Dulcinea has cabin fever because I do not take her on walks when it is this cold, but she loves coming to work with me (now sometimes twice a week). LOVE my job!
    I need to work on that balance thing though.

    • CultFit says:

      There’s always work to be done on that balance thing ;)
      Speaking of balance – It appears as though the weather may be warming up here soon, perfect for walks and what not :)

    • Sandra says:

      Indeed. . .
      I explained to Dulcinea, who is stricken with a serious case of cabin fever, that her life will change for the better soon. I will take her to a park and let her run and get filthy muddy–then give her a well-deserved bath.
      She thought that would be acceptable.

  4. Living in the warm climate now, I miss those cold morning walks. There is something hypnotic which offers peace when your feet crunch the snow. Palm trees and warm sun just can’t compete! I am glad you are on the path to discovering this balance in your life.

  5. Maia says:

    While you’re all walking… I’m laughing silly at the article on Dumb Starbucks. Goes to show where it felt right for me at this time. =)