Climbers on Mt Everest © Nawang Sherpa
Let us begin with a deep, cleansing breath. Stretch your arms. Roll your shoulders. Align your posture. Relax your body. Relax your mind. Clear your thoughts for another time. Let us breathe in the freshness of this new day. Think for a moment of an idea you would like to put into motion. See this idea as a tree, its many branches sprouting from the various outcomes. What outcomes can you truly benefit from? What branches of this tree withhold the fruits of your labor? At times we can be disillusioned by our thoughts. There is a very well known term in mountain climbing called Summit Fever. Summit Fever is where a mountain climber will see the summit of the mountain in plain view but does not realize the extent and possible danger it will take to get there. To their eyes it seems within reach, but the harsh reality is, it is unlikely so. By giving deeper thought to our ideas we can prevent ourselves from making impulsive decisions that may hinder us or disrupt our balance in some way. We are intelligent beings who can quite easily be both for an against ourselves: Our powerful minds can talk us into or out of just about anything. We should always try to focus our attention on those positive thoughts and ideas that benefit us the most. Let us utilize meditation to focus our energy on healthy, attainable goals that will bear us much fruit for our hard work.
Eco-friendly tip of the day:
An excellent way to help out the environment is eating locally grown foods. Eating loca foods helps to raise our local economy and reduces the use of our natural resources such as the gas and oil it takes to ship these foods. It also raises our air quality by reducing the pollution emitted in its transport. Read this interesting article for a more in depth view of eating locally grown food.