With or without music, my mind wanders widely from earliest of life’s recollections to yesterday’s conversations bounce like an overheated ping-pong ball in my mind …
Amazingly we have our head mostly full and busy at a stage of life when our bodies are far less capable. Children’s brains are like sponges – they want to soak up every little bit of everything. That’s how they learn.
Recently I was starting my day as I often do by spending time pounding the treadmill (not a gym-trip, just using the exercise room upstairs). I was going to listen to music, as I usually do on those early mornings, but my iPod needed charging. So, it was just me alone in a quiet room. Just the clumpy sound of footfalls on that tread, my view of empty parking lot for entertainment. Feeling my own breathing and chest swells. I don’t work out like a maniac so doubt I awakened many endorphins. Still, it was a good way to start my day in stillness.
Anyway, I was thumping along on that treadmill, asking myself what I’ve thrown myself into lately in terms of learning something new. I didn’t have a ready glib answer. I can rationalize that I’m always working at getting better at some things, but I’m not sure I’ve tried a lot of ‘new’ lately. By new I don’t mean a new computer, new fridge, new tires or new outlook – I mean something completely new, something to learn for the first time.
I think we all live in our heads and I look at it as a characteristic of that person, a unique quality. Sometimes I believe that is where the best ideas, the best words to communicate effectively come from. Take it as a positive and keep doing and being you. Cheers, MJ, Calgary, AB