I was told, heating our core – in a sauna, or steam room – has great therapeutic benefit, increases strength and performance.
Heat me up!
Did those researchers find different results in people who didn’t work out at all?
Some people work out. Some don’t (metaphor intended).
Reviewing recent changes I’ve made it has become increasingly apparent to me that much more change is required.
Not because anything is wrong.
I’m not unhappy.
There is so much more to live, taste, explore – not driven by shortage of time or lack of stimulation – but because I can, and because I will.
Too much of my brain recently wandered backward, rehashing old hash, reliving chapters, revisiting characters, plot and place. They have order about them – as if no other way of ordering our life is possible.
As it has always been, appearing ubiquitous.
Who started that?
Must have been some strong influencer, because so many believe in no other way.
Mornings bring along three packages neatly wrapped. Butcher’s paper, tied with string, knotted – one package called yesterday, one called today and another called tomorrow.
Heavy lifting required when too much is carried forward.
Dispose of it, leave it behind, leave it finished.
Some things cling to us. Mostly we cling to them.
Not because they are important. Because we believe we need something to cling to.
Things (and people) get dragged along out of habit, out of failure to deal with them – or because leaving them behind might leave empty space we don’t know how to fill.
To the gym.
I’ll work out.
Looking forward to steam room time.
column written/ published from Calgary
morning walk: 7C / 44F, clear, light breeze, streets empty and traffic light – Gusta seems to need more time the more I give her, seems to want to go further every day …
Hi Mark, I am still enjoying reading your dailies….felt great after reading today's musing. So true and so liberating at same time! It sounds like you are settling into your new place very well, so much for you this year - so many changes - yet you don't seem to let it slow you down. Inspirational to me in a way - and thank you for musings, I look forward to them everyday. Have a good weekend, DL, Invermere, BC
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