Lately I've sensing a need for more adventure in my life. Often when I think of that, I think - plan a trip or rent a car and drive out of the city, or take a class and learn something new.
This morning I woke up, and I didn't feel like my typical 'go for a run' or 'do pilates' mindset, so I had a thought form .. maybe I'll go for a bike ride.
Immediately my mind started to tear down the idea - 'you should run, it's better exercise ...' and 'you don't have time for that.' It was odd to have such a reaction to such a simple idea and I decided to just grab my bike and go, in spite of all that. I had a hunch that those voices were there because I had actually chosen something that wasn't my habit.
It was a fantastic morning. The weather was incredible, riding with a breeze felt great, and I stopped halfway through at a nice grassy knoll on Haines Point to meditate for 15 minutes. Absolutely fantastic .. and rejuvenating.
I realized that some of that 'adventure' I wanted was just getting out of my normal routine. Simple adventures can really make a difference, and much of what it takes is doing things, little things, differently than you always do them :)
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