Saturday, February 6, 2016

In the small quiet spaces

Yesterday's migraine persisted into today, making me slower and more easily worn out. My partner was great, and my daughter and mother-in-law were wonderful too, being supportive about me needing rest.

We made it to the gym for some family time. Vivian's gymnastics class was cancelled, so we signed her up for next month and she played while we did a little in the gym. 8 minutes on the elliptical, 1000 meters on the rowing machine (took just over 8 minutes) and half a mile walk were all I could manage.

Insight moment: the workout that I began with in January has become my half-hearted accomplishment. This is how to know the level up is real.

Lots of quiet rest and calm conversation today led to finding a taoist yoga retreat in April, with the possibility of a month in an Ashram. Sometimes God speaks through pain.