It’s been a privilege to work with and support @for.the.wild podcast with some music to layer into their incredible storytelling.
This song was recorded during a mediatation focused on Roger right around the time he was unplugged from life support, and I felt his presence so strongly.
Fear challenge: What I’ve noticed…
Practicing it consciously, consistently changes the relationship with fear. It has made me get really familiar with it. Like, i know what it feels like, looks like, what it’s going to do, how it holds me back, and i can put it in a little compartment when it comes up, and give it a little name and have it come sit on the couch with me. And tell it to leave when i want.
In December 2018, I did a Wim Hof workshop to learn how to use his breathing techniques to generate internal heat, mental focus and strength. The capstone was a 5 minute ice bath.
I got through the whole day’s exercises feeling strong… So good that I offered to go last, as an act of service—which meant I stood in the snow in nothing but shorts, for an extra 40 mins, while all the others went in. Finally, it was my turn…
It was 12 weeks ago. I started trail running. I started a journey that’s led to hundreds of hours on the trail and three fold that in the mind—thinking of the beauty of the day’s run: the people and teachings, the translations of larger meanings. Morning wisdom sessions. Lessons in life so real you can pinch the skin.
Time spent preparing for a race on visualization and putting up positive thoughts for myself and the rest of the field of runners.