Being present. Be here now. Not so easy as I go about my daily business but a morning above the clouds brings me right back to NOW. As we snow shoed up Seymour, I thought about mindfulness, being in the moment and how much easier it is when I focus on what my senses are relaying to me, the crunch of my snowshoes, the dripping of melting snow, occasional roar of tiny avalanches around me and my noisy breathing as I work harder to climb the path. And then the spectacular views of the city below peaking out from low lying fog. George pointed out Vancouver Island, White Rock, Tsawwassen, and The San Juans. Later we hit Steams (yes, that notorious place!) and had a wonderful steam sauna followed by a relaxing afternoon at my place. Then vamos! off to Spanish for mi estudios
Yikes. I drove out to UBC today and snapped this picture from the car. And I hear it snowed even more on the Island. Tonight the snow is forecasted to turn to rain and we will be back to typical February weather.
the PoCo trail winds along the Pitt River and under several bridges. These eerie looking salmon silently swim along in unison under the bridge by Lions Park. The City has done a nice job of featuring Salmon along this stretch popular with dog walkers, joggers, cyclists, families, solo walkers and the old guys that just hang out and smoke and drink as well as the hopeful fisherman that always seems to be there as well. I like that the PoCo trail is so close to both George and Tera.
I just got back from a visit with Tera. she is such an inspiration to me. And I discovered she knows The Seth Books. It must be 30 plus years since I read them but still remember vividly the powerful impact they had on me!
it is just too hard to stay inside. I was going to go to a yoga class but the fresh air, blue skies and sunshine drew me away to one of my favorite places…Rocky Point
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