When we just do it…

Just do it… The Nike advice is so very sound…

Waking up early to climb up a steep mountain doesn’t always seem appealing, I realised today…  🙂 My waking feeling was that it all rather hard, the terrain, the thin air, needing to do it early before the blazing sun appeared over the mountain….

But when I…’Just got up’ anyway, and ‘just got out of the door’ anyway, and just ‘took the steps up the mountain’ anyway, the feelings of ‘too hard’ melted away… And then the reward of the views of rising craggy rolling peaks and mountain passes, soft golden morning sun, gently lighting the expanse of land, reminded me of why I was there…

Suddenly on the path ahead was a goat with its baby, so near… Beauteous beasts half way up a craggy mountain path.

What delight…

Of course living this life can often feel hard, this earth plane is a crucible for mulching our stuff…!

I now hear my Dad’s words differently to when I was young… He said to me… ‘The sooner you realise life is hard darling, the easier it will be for you…’

I balked against these words then, thought it a negative view…  And then proceeded to make life very hard for myself in many different ways…

I tried too hard, I pushed too hard… In an ironic twist to try to find the peak of the mountain where the sun shone all day and I had overcome all the obstacles to get there; to find a place where I could stand alone, and be free from the earthly struggle…

And then I understood it better….

We are here to work it out, and clear the struggle, the stuff that makes life feel hard…

Being in a body means that we can make the most of this opportunity…

To see, to feel, to understand the contrasts and the challenges…  And to keep on going in any situation that we might be afraid of, or worried about, or unsure about…  To ‘just do it….’

The very energy of ‘just doing it…’ encourages a state of presence in each moment, without making it too hard… Pacing ourselves, so that we can keep on ‘doing it…’

This way, it becomes paradoxically easier to keep going into the places that feel difficult and hard, and so clear away more stuck energy, tension, karma… When we don’t push, and instead we just move forward and take the next step, relax, breathe, take another step…

Then it becomes more easy to clear the blocks, the feelings that are hard and difficult to face, and then a momentum builds…

Like this morning, as the mountain moved under each step, the ‘it’s hard…’energy melted away to leave the meditation, the joy, the feeling of rocky sandy beneath my feet, the sun glinting through the trees, my body running down the winding mountain road, glad to be alive, to be fit, able to run and run and run….

And the same is true of my Spanish… At times it has felt too hard ‘I can’t do this…’ But by turning up anyway, not pushing, clearing the feelings of  ‘no peudo hacerlo’ as they arise, clearing happens… The struggle melts away and the path becomes easier, a meditation too…

Life a meditation on the move…

Staying always with ourselves, feeling everything and keeping clearing the way to ‘just do it…’ To recognise the point of life isn’t in ‘getting anywhere’, it is in ‘being here…’  And within the playing out of whatever it is we are ‘just doing’, the struggle can clear, leaving the path to the top of the mountain much easier than before, because we are happy to be wherever we are on that path…

I arrived in Pitres for my Spanish lesson on market day… Sunny bright bustle, and  the sound of Spanish voices, juicy ripe fruit, colourful clothes… Light alive Friday morning village energy. the clock struck 11 heralding my lesson time… And I crossed the road to my classroom, and enjoyed another wonderful two hours of Spanish and fun with Maricarmen…

In this vlog I introduce you to her …

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