Wouldn’t it be nice if I am an athlete, a musician and a writer ? instead of browsing internet, Facebook, LinkedIn, google plus, checking emails every hour? This was just a thought that occurred as I was recently doing Chopra center 21 days free meditation challenge. Today was the last day and I am excited to say i participated and completed the challenge successfully. I do my regular meditation every day anyways but I liked the idea that I get to participate in meditation with hundreds of souls out there in the world and i get to try what Dr Deepak Chopraji has to offer. Try it out it is good.
So, I was reading this book about running by Olympian Lynn Kanuka, that says if I could run for 13 weeks it becomes a habit to run every day. Now my son wanted me to run so we both could run a marathon some day. “I made up my mind not to care so much about the destination, and simply enjoy the journey.” quoted David Archueta. So here I am getting into the habit of walking for while, on and off and finally taken up running every day. Today has been Day-5 and it’s been going very well so far. I will keep you posted on the progress I make every once in a while.
The second challenge I took for fun is to learning to play the Piano, spend half hour to an hour every day without fail. I love piano classical music. I pretty much stop whatever I am doing to listen even though I have bad hearing :). “At every given moment we are absolutely perfect for what is required for our journey.” said Stefe Maraboli. So now, learning piano is going to be my journey, just for the pure fun of it. I have no serious ambition. This is more like me spending quality time with my little boy who makes up songs and sings for me. he has an ear for music and is a very natural singer and song writer. So I can see myself buying all the musical instruments, watching his journey and enjoying it each day.
The third Challenge is writing and listening to “English by the hour tapes by Rebecca Linquist, every single day. As my son is in college I have no plans, time and not in a situation to go back to college and get an American degree. I decided the least I can do is practice my american accent, and practice my writing. My blog is in honour of a dear friend who encouraged me to write. Again this is going to be for fun just for the pure joy of writing as I have no serious career plans to become a full-time writer or what so ever. I agree with Maya Angelou’s words ““Wouldn’t take nothing for my journey now.” So wish me luck and I wish you well. Cheers!