EN – ”It’s a beautiful thing to have lungs that allow you to breathe air and legs that allow you to climb mountains, and it’s a shame that sometimes we don’t realize that that’s enough.”
Saw this quote on Instagram the other day. It made instantly get off of it and give a good thought on what was my take on valuing what really matters.Thought I wouldn’t keep the good reflection to myself hence why I am here writing this post. Trust me, this is isn’t the first post of the year I had planned but it definitely has a somewhat urgent relevance.
Are you far from what really matters?
Because it is very easy to get carried away and simply ‘hate life’ due to the activities
or lack of them of our daily routine; to complain about everything and everyone; to waste hours accompanying other people’s lives on SnapChat, Youtube Vlogs, instead of living our own -and as result it is then super easy to resent our basic life.
Let’s not fail to realize that this ‘basic life’ is in itself a blessing.
Basic life is still life! And life…Being Alive is just so much more important than anything else. Being able to breathe and walk are humongous blessings get constantly blurred when put besides what appears to matter more but really doesn’t.
- One of the odd ways for me to do it is by ditching the bus and walking to my destination instead (when I am not that late, obvs). Sometimes I really don’t find time to exercise so walking to places allows me to sort of deeply breathe in and breath out in every step I take.
- I’ve come to the realization that I feel more alive when the wi-fi is off or simply nonexistent. It allows me to intensely observe my surroundings and try to capture has much as I can with my eyes, so that I can remember later. You know, creating memories for myself only and not for an audience? Yeah, it is a pretty good feeling.
- To genuinely enjoy the moment also matters. I could write 300 examples on this but I believe you get what I mean. Just trying to genuinely feel, look, listen, laugh.
- Being in deep contact with my own body and everything it is capable of. This is the feeling you get after a good run and I also used to get it by doing some mild yoga before bed. I really want to actually join Yoga/Meditation classes but unfortunately I wouldn’t be able to fit it in my schedule. Therefore I will simply continue to sporadically hit the gym and go for runs once a month. Yet I promise to myself that when I have more free time I will thoroughly dedicate it into exploring more of what my body is capable of.
Thank you for passing by!