I really enjoyed our running/walking and yoga session today in High Park. My friend TimÂ knows the trails well, and afterwards we joined another friend, Pamela,Â for a yoga session in the water gardens. The gardens so reminded me of those in Moorish Andalucia, beautiful on the eye. It was so relaxing to do yoga there with the sound of the fountains and the occasional peacock calls rising up from the nearby zoo.
I thought of doing this as it’s become so clear that I need to do serious work on myself. Not to achieve any particular standards that I have in mind, but just to try to become a person who I’m satisfied with. So often nowadays I find myself thinking that my conversation is boring, as I’m saying the words I just cringe at my low level of thought and ability to convey it all. My spiritual development is also very low; I’m not comparing myself to others here, really, I’m just dissatisfied with my reactions to situations recently.
And then there’s my tactic of covering up all that lack of thought with a smartass smokescreen or 2. I think many people work the angles in life, on themselves and others, they use soundbites to cover up their lack of thinking and I do that as well, although not knowingly at the time, it only becomes apparent when I reflect back on events. I just want to stop all that and strip everything away until I get to the good bits. And I thought that maybe starting a yoga and meditation practice might help achieve those aims.
Here are some more photos of a lovely few hours.