Thursday, June 05, 2008
After two exhaustive weeks of hard work I'm treating myself to two days off to recharge my batteries.
My way of recharging always exists of gently easing myself back into my daily routine. Firstly this involves an early morning visit to the nearby gym for a 30 minute walk on the treadmill. I would much rather prefer a walk around the local suburb but the treadmill offers me a spot to place a book to sneak in some reading time while exercising.
Today I started on a book I have read before and I felt it was time to revisit again. Deepak Chopra - The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success. A practical guide to the fulfilment of your dreams.
This is what a learnt from chapter one today.
1. Take time each day to be silent.
Practicing silence means making the commitment to take a certain amount of time to simply Be. Experiencing silence means periodically withdrawing from the activity of speech. It also means periodically withdrawing from such activities as watching television, listening to the radio, or reading a book. - There was no mention of the internet but I will give it a go.
2. Take time each day to commune with nature. - Big commitment but again I will give it a go.
3. Practice non-judgment. Begin the day with the statement "Today, I shall judge nothing that occurs". - I think I've already failed that one, I will try again tomorrow!
In other ways of recharging I buy myself some inspiring magazines, treat myself to a day in the city and meet with friends. Tomorrow I hope to share chapter two of my book.
I'm off to be silent now. : )
Photo credits: Inside Out magazine.
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