After my Qi Gong class yesterday I took a challenging little hike into a wild canyon bizarrely situated near the geographic center of my hometown, up a steep rocky trail that leads to a little shopping center that sports my pharmacy. I was focused on the trail and the beautiful day unfolding all around me. I stocked up on my meds and on Dove brand dark chocolate, my secret drug, and began to descend into the canyon, taking a different trail.
I started thinking about how great it was, how strong and stable I felt, how important it is to take on these little challenges, and how nice it would be to share it with you guys. That’s precisely when my foot drop caused me to stumble badly.
My body responded correctly. A reflex response allowed me to keep my balance and I did not fall, saving myself from what could have been a dangerous tumble down the slope.
Lessons for me:
1) be confident, not over-confident
2) be in the moment, as opposed to thinking about writing about being in the moment