I think, therefore I exercise

One of the blogs I follow, The Seekers Dungeon, posted this exercise (I’ve taken some editing liberties):

Simply sit still with your spine as straight as possible.  Close your eyes and slowly count backwards from 10 to 1 while following your breath.  After you reach 1, continue to watch your breath.  You will notice thoughts coming and going but try not to be bothered by them, just keep coming back to the breath. If you are like 99% of the population,  after sometime you will have forgotten that you are meditating at all as you become lost in thought on some specific matter.  tell us about the thought that you got lost in.  What is the story behind it?  The person behind it?  The emotion behind it.

After you are finished writing, don’t hit publish right away.  Take your post as a continuation of your meditation and breathe through it.  Is every word correct?  Are you clear in what you are trying to say? When you feel that you’ve completely fleshed out your ideas then hit publish, sit back, and relax.  Good job!

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I assure you, we’re open!

After lunch at work the other day, I escorting a a man in a wheelchair out of the building. During our trek, he was talking about the injury to his spine, but mentioned he could still walk “because I was an athlete and a Marine.” Since then, I’ve been marveling at how remarkable the human body is and especially what exercise does for someone.

Which makes me think of my hip. After the accident, my pelvis was shattered and reconstructed in a feat of orthopedic-magic. Seriously.  Today, my ex-rays bring a crowd of nurses and doctors, because they can’t believe the work they did inside me.  It’s like a museum in my pelvis.

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