Day 23 of IDJSIJ Challenge – Doing Jack Shit Creates Desire
This is an actual screenshot of my face during my attempt to make a Reel on Instagram. 😆
I had a very unsatisfying practice this afternoon because I was just too busy doing actual stuff. I got to the cardio class at the gym for the first time since December, make a fast grocery stop, grabbed a shower, then got set up for the “freemium” webinar about Instagram videos I saw advertised. Even though I knew what I was getting into, I wound up on a two hour call with 25 minutes of usable information and a heavy sales pitch in the end, during which time I made my lunch. By the time I got all that done and set up for my relaxation pose, my mind was ping ponging all over the place and I don’t think I relaxed much at all for my 20 minutes.
But I did my practice, right? So check the box and move on with my day, right? As a devoted list maker and crosser outer, that is reasonable. But here’s the thing.
I know now what real restoration feels like and that wasn’t it. So instead of saying, good enough and moving on, I say NOT good enough. I’m going back in. As soon as I get these kids to bed, I’m getting back on the mat.
The more you experience stillness, the more you want to find it again, and the easier it is to discern the real thing from the imposter. Yet another lesson, and still eight more days to go!
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