Thursday, March 3, 2011

I need.......

Stillness of the mind. Every so often I require my brain to just STOP. To have peace, serenity - a moment of just NOTHING. Free from guilt and the everyday movement of life. Do you ever need that?

Yesterday's funeral for my Uncle Jose highlighted how fragile and precious our life is. That if we don't just stop to inhale - exhale, grab tight to what is happening in the present moment, then without any real warning - it can all be gone. It makes you embrace those who are near and dear and take in every detail of who they are ( every movement, expression, gesture) and lock it away for safe keeping. I came away from yesterday feeling an overwhelming sense of how I seem to be rushing through things, without really just STOPPING for all the small things that we can at times find insignificant.

"Live every act fully, as if it were your last"

I was kind of flat for the remainder of the day - just didn't have my usual ZING and still don't one day later. Not sure what that's about. I'm not tired just emotionally drained. The real me will pop up shortly - takes a fair bit to hold me down.

So last night PTC had a Bike Maintenance night for everyone. There were about 20 of us and we learnt so much from the guys at Panther Cycles.
  • How to wash the bike
  • What to degrease the bike chain and other parts with the proper solutions.
  • How to change a flat
  • How to take wheels off and put them on correctly
  • and many other things.

Thanks guys I learnt a whole heap.

And then after this was all said and done I got to enjoy a really nice coffee and some supper with those who attended. It was a great afternoon/evening.

As previously stated I am still quite flat this morning. This melancholy is unnerving. Have to get my head back in the game for tomorrow as I have a 2.5hr ride with 8 x 1min efforts off the bike and then a wedding to go to. BUSY BUSY BUSY.

What was I saying about needing some STILLNESS?

Your hard work will be rewarded.

"The path to a dream is paved with sacrifices and lined with determination. And though it has many stumbling blocks along the way, and may go in more than one direction, it is travelled by belief and courage and conquered with a willingness to face challenges and take chances" Barbara Cage