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PostPosted: Wed Feb 19, 2020 7:31 pm 
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Had a rough patch too...coming out of it...just keep swimming...just keep swimming.

Also over the past few years I've become a firm believer in the power of meditation. Whether out running or driving home...or taking 30 minutes after the kids are asleep... Radio off, listen to your feet hitting the road, smile at people... breathe. If you think about your breathing it's tough to think about anything else. Push out the monkey brain and just breathe.

Hang in there brother.


I have never meditated but running and surfing seems to do the trick for me. I listen to tunes when I run, so I am not really clearing my head - but just enjoying the runner's high and the scenic views.

Surfing on the other hand is a whole different level for me. On bigger days I get some anxiety as I drive to the beach and suit up dreading the crushing paddle out. The first several minutes suck as the water is cold and you are working the hardest to get through the waves and not drown. There is no warm up, you go from 0 to 100% level of effort once you step into the water. It's cold, loud, chaotic and alot of physical exertion. But once you make it past the breaking waves and get into the lineup, it is almost surreal - the water is calm, it is much quieter and you get a chance to catch your breath and enjoy the moment and surroundings.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 19, 2020 8:20 pm 
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Regular intense exercise has totally rewired my brain. Amazing stuff. Meditation is something I used to laugh at. Seemed ghey as fuck. Now taking a break and actively not thinking about crap is something I look forward to.

Surfing seems like a next level activity. Huge amount of physical exercise. An almost spiritual experience being on a wave, maintain balance and steer the thing...then do it all over again. I really really want to try surfing. Given my lack of success at skate and snow boarding i will fail miserably. But damn it looks fun. We may head to a different island in Okinawa this year (or next) and it has reasonable surf. When that happens I will definitely give it a shot.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:07 pm 
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I managed to catch a wave or two tiday whilst paddling the (simulated) casualty in, its like God himself has given you a break!


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 20, 2020 9:38 am 
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I managed to catch a wave or two tiday whilst paddling the (simulated) casualty in, its like God himself has given you a break!

Sometimes you need one. *hug*

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 20, 2020 9:39 am 
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Brain is a lightning storm of stress at the moment but thankfully have the rest of the week off to spend with my daughter. Lots of doggy walks and park visits methinks.

Sounds very relaxing Slacks. *hug*

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 20, 2020 9:41 am 
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tgrant wrote:
Had a rough patch too...coming out of it...just keep swimming...just keep swimming.

Also over the past few years I've become a firm believer in the power of meditation. Whether out running or driving home...or taking 30 minutes after the kids are asleep... Radio off, listen to your feet hitting the road, smile at people... breathe. If you think about your breathing it's tough to think about anything else. Push out the monkey brain and just breathe.

Hang in there brother.

*hug*

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 20, 2020 12:09 pm 
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Foota wrote:
tgrant wrote:
Had a rough patch too...coming out of it...just keep swimming...just keep swimming.

Also over the past few years I've become a firm believer in the power of meditation. Whether out running or driving home...or taking 30 minutes after the kids are asleep... Radio off, listen to your feet hitting the road, smile at people... breathe. If you think about your breathing it's tough to think about anything else. Push out the monkey brain and just breathe.

Hang in there brother.


I have never meditated but running and surfing seems to do the trick for me. I listen to tunes when I run, so I am not really clearing my head - but just enjoying the runner's high and the scenic views.

Surfing on the other hand is a whole different level for me. On bigger days I get some anxiety as I drive to the beach and suit up dreading the crushing paddle out. The first several minutes suck as the water is cold and you are working the hardest to get through the waves and not drown. There is no warm up, you go from 0 to 100% level of effort once you step into the water. It's cold, loud, chaotic and alot of physical exertion. But once you make it past the breaking waves and get into the lineup, it is almost surreal - the water is calm, it is much quieter and you get a chance to catch your breath and enjoy the moment and surroundings.

Love this~

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 20, 2020 2:50 pm 
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DEANNA79 wrote:
tgrant wrote:
Had a rough patch too...coming out of it...just keep swimming...just keep swimming.

Also over the past few years I've become a firm believer in the power of meditation. Whether out running or driving home...or taking 30 minutes after the kids are asleep... Radio off, listen to your feet hitting the road, smile at people... breathe. If you think about your breathing it's tough to think about anything else. Push out the monkey brain and just breathe.

Hang in there brother.

*hug*


We should rename this thread "Just keep swimming" :)

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tgrant wrote:
DEANNA79 wrote:
tgrant wrote:
Had a rough patch too...coming out of it...just keep swimming...just keep swimming.

Also over the past few years I've become a firm believer in the power of meditation. Whether out running or driving home...or taking 30 minutes after the kids are asleep... Radio off, listen to your feet hitting the road, smile at people... breathe. If you think about your breathing it's tough to think about anything else. Push out the monkey brain and just breathe.

Hang in there brother.

*hug*


We should rename this thread "Just keep swimming" :)

Yes, we should. Late post but my son has a hearing appointment today. We made it here in one piece at least. Keep working men. Big DD, lunch! Barcy, I am here. I love you all!! *hug*

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 27, 2020 12:01 am 
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I am honestly straight up tired everyone...

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 27, 2020 1:59 am 
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Get in that bed, get topped up on sleep and everything else. Pound loads of fluids until your pee is clear and so often pisses you off, get the vits in (cheat with vit pills and cod liver oil but also..) by spanking in fruit, do light warm ups and stretch, foam roll.

I've been in this recovery mode the past few days and am feeling way better. We grow when we rest. If we don't rest the hormonal milieu gets in the way.


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I’ve been suffering with low energy and malaise for about a week now.


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PBFMullethunter wrote:
I’ve been suffering with low energy and malaise for about a week now.


Hmmm...maybe we took it a bit too far with the door handle licking.

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Looking after an eight week old pupper I'm fucked. I got to sleep midday yesterday . I've have about eight hours sleep over the past three days ...I'm too old for this

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Looking after an eight week old pupper I'm fucked. I got to sleep midday yesterday . I've have about eight hours sleep over the past three days ...I'm too old for this

You got this Barcy!! *hug*

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Tomorrow is Monday and don’t feel as though I have rested much but got everything that needed done, done... So there is that. Yep, tired. At least I am to tired to actually care that I am tired...lol

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The last couple of nights I have not taken any THC, and I’ve been waking up at retarded hours, unable to fall back asleep. Experiment over!


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PBFMullethunter wrote:
The last couple of nights I have not taken any THC, and I’ve been waking up at retarded hours, unable to fall back asleep. Experiment over!

Sleep is important Mullet. *hug*

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DEANNA79 wrote:
PBFMullethunter wrote:
The last couple of nights I have not taken any THC, and I’ve been waking up at retarded hours, unable to fall back asleep. Experiment over!

Sleep is important Mullet. *hug*


It is indeed. I will not not take teh marijuanas again.


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Slipped back into excessive drinking habits the last week, culminating in a bit of a port and whiskey session on Saturday night. Nodding off after that is easy once the head stops spinning but it's shit quality sleep. Didn't drink last night though and feel better for it. Need to stay off it now until Friday when I have a work party.

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Slipped back into excessive drinking habits the last week, culminating in a bit of a port and whiskey session on Saturday night. Nodding off after that is easy once the head stops spinning but it's shit quality sleep. Didn't drink last night though and feel better for it. Need to stay off it now until Friday when I have a work party.


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Yes, try weed. Keep working men. I am back to the grind. I will read through the other threads when I get back home. Big DD, lunch! Barcy kiss the puppers! Love you all!! *hugs*

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:11 am 
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Still tired but thankful to have a job and friends that love me.

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Foota wrote:
I have never meditated but running and surfing seems to do the trick for me.


Westerners tend to think of Meditation as an act, some form of ritualised routine, or an exercise or sequence of exercises.

Most Westerners also tend to *THINK* (D'oh!) that they know what "Result" they are looking for from such an activity. Some form of "Inner Peace" or tangible calmness and serenity about their being...

Best definition I came up with, and it's the one I use, for "Meditation", is:

To Be With Oneself.

*HOW* you "be" with your self is entirely up to you. That's kind of the Point. There's no One-Size-Fits-All approach with Meditation... Why would there be?

Mechanistically: I would describe Meditation as detaching from your Mind.

We spend most of our Lives "in" our Minds. So much so that most of us tend to believe that we are who we *THINK* we are. That the constant monologue/dialogue running at the forefront of our Conscious Awareness, is some kind of "Audio Track" recording of "Who I Am".

But when we do something that we are so effortlessly good at, we don't even have to think about it, we can just enjoy it... When we're doing something we've done a thousand times before, but still enjoy... Because each Experience has a subtle or not-so-subtle difference to all previous Experience...

When we are doing something like that, we can forget who we think we are; and Imagine being who we *FEEL* we are.

Which is more or less where most of the guys in the loincloths and saffron robes are trying to get to.

But, you know, we all work with what's Available, right?

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