Sport and movement. Summer 2013. California
Throughout the year, when I’m in California, I do morning jogs, and I really like that because:
- This time I spend alone.
- Before running I usually ask myself to think about certain daily problems which I can’t solve. In about ten minutes of jogging my brain clears and interesting answers and creative decisions start coming into my head.
- I don’t pressure myself too hard, there is no abuse. I can turn on my audio-book and simply walk, but at one point my body wants to go for a run again. I go running for exactly as much time as I want. Curiously enough, it wants to run a little longer and a little further over time.
- I don’t run in Moscow or in Europe. I just walk. But I am absolutely not scolding myself for that, because I know the time will come when I will want to run again. The rhythms of my jogging seem to be connected to the rhythms of my family life. That’s curious…
- The best of the best… I’ve completely stopped scolding myself!!!!! I’ve started to enjoy it!!!
But what’s interesting is that I can’t run without my music or books. If there is no music, I get annoyed with my ‘inner voice’, that voice in my head that’s constantly talking to me “Oh! I’m tired, oh, I want to stop! Why do I have to…”
So, I think it would be interesting to learn to meditate — to meet the Silence (I also remembered my image of an empty bottle). What if I learn to keep silent in my head…could my Destiny actually speak to me better? Or perhaps I will hear it better then…?