Wow that title is a mouthful! What the heck does it mean?
It means that right now, I am letting go of anything miscellaneous, anything even remotely distracting, anything ambiguously affecting my mind stream.
Tinder – gone. Seriously – I have gone on several Tinder dates. One woman I am still good friends with. But that was one out of about ten who I met.. Not the greatest way to meet mindful, grounded, embodied, inspiring women. Or men (I’m assuming!).
Amazon Prime – going very soon (I have a list of items I want to save money on the shipping for, then it is going in a few weeks).
Netflix – been gone for several months now. Seriously – it has such good shows that binge watching TV is way too easy!
Watching sports highlights – slowly easing myself off of this deeply ingrained habit.
Working on the occasional board game – gone. Yes it seems innocuous enough, but when my mind continues working on the game after I have left the drawing board, then we have a serious distraction going on! I want easy spontaneous joy right now please. To get there, the mind must be emancipated from all these little distractions.
I know, you might say, “but Kirby, none of these are that bad, right?” Right! But is that an argument to use to keep something?
Does it truly bring me long-term joy? Nope. Does it feed my soul? Rarely – there are some decent, heart-touching movies from time to time. But those aren’t what I tend to binge watch.
I want to truly rest my kidneys down. To get in touch with my deep rhythms and deep needs. What will truly feed me, at that level? I want my autonomic nervous system so regulated that when I want / need to nap, I can easily fall asleep for a couple hours. The fuses that have been blown out, the wires that have been crosses, and the jumbled circuits require down time to heal, repair, re-organize / re-orient.
I am beginning to lead Chi Kung in two weeks. Time to walk my talk. Slowly, step by step. So yes, I do a minimum of 30 mins of Chi Kung every morning. If I can afford it, I do 90 minutes. And wow is that juicy! I often generate heat after about 20 mins, as I ponder what I am burning off. Lyme’s residual symptoms hopefully! Not sure if my meditation / Dharma practice (Tibetan Buddhist) fuels the fire and Chi Kung is just an avenue for it, or if the Chi Kung itself is that potent.
Good wholesome yogic heat, Chi cultivation. Yes please. Sign me up ASAP 🙂
And I am still interested in meeting interesting, dynamic, inspiring women who I could potentially date. I want to grow that part of me. I want to touch and be touched, lovingly, compassionately, respectfully, to embrace and be embraced. Healthy wholesome loving contact. What would that be like? My heart likes that idea. I want to dive into life instead of standing on the sidelines taking little bites and nibbles!
And I want to embody my intention to move toward liberation. Why do I have to wait until doing a 10-day meditation retreat to soften my edges? Why not start right now?
One little baby step at a time. This is where I am at. I’m sure I will be tempted to reactive Netflix in a few months. But if my bodywork practice has taken off enough, I might be tempted, but I won’t have the time! Yay! Doing what I love, benefiting others, setting myself up to take the time off I want and need. This sounds real good.
Thanks for reading!
[Edited 9/1/18 – if I didn’t have such a busy life, I would not be letting go of so much above. It is pretty strict to attempt to let go of all my “vices.” However, I am leading Chi Kung, working in 3 different bodywork offices, hopefully soon there will be astrology classes and people want me to lead webinars on various bodywork topics… Good word – I’m exhausted just naming all these things. Therefore I don’t have any – ready ANY – time to fritter away frivolously.] =^D
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