I had a good workout this morning. I am looking to focus on some core moves on this front. My daughter printed out the exercises for the Tough Mudder competition and if you’ve never heard of this….Google it to see what kind of craziness this is. I don’t know that I have ever or would ever feel compelled to participate in such an event….but if that’s what gets you up in the morning…so be it.
Still I thought perhaps they would have some cool ideas in terms of training and in all honesty…they do. But as I sat there reading through the list that described the different routines I could visualize myself in traction several times as I saw the potential for me to have a mishap or two. They have one that would give you kick-ass legs….basically you would be in a lunge position, jump straight up as high as possible and scissor your legs and go back into a lunge position…so this is something that I think would have quite a consistent pace to it. I could easily see myself getting ‘stuck’ in the lunge with the force of coming back down…and also just getting my legs all tangled up as I tried to scissor them. I am not the most coordinated person. Still I thought if I could find something at the gym….perhaps a skipping rope and throw it over a bar and hang on and try it that way…hmmmm. Might work. Then at least I could see if I could do it. So I will perhaps modify a few of the routines I was reading about as some of them are pretty good.
Last night we watched a documentary called ‘Apocalypse 2012’. Seems everyone is getting into a bit of panic about the Mayan calendar coming to an end on Dec 21, 2012…which is also the winter solstice. I don’t really know why people are becoming quite so frantic and I really don’t get the doomsayers at all. It was interesting none the less to see what was being generated. There is a guy who is going to jump off a rock face in Arizona that is a few hundred feet in height. He claims that at 11 AM on Dec. 21, 2012 a portal will open. He will jump through it and by doing so will save the world. He is, of course, taking donations to assist in having this documented. Another guy is building bunkers for those who would like to invest…can’t recall if he was the one that says solar flares are going cause the Earth to start turning in the opposite direction on its axis hence tidal waves, volcanoes and every other natural disaster all occurring at the same time. A lot of talk about solar flares pummeling the Earth…the polar caps switching over. Something about a rogue planet smashing into us….that was the first time I heard about that one. And I don’t really know that there could be a rogue planet just kind of drifting around out there. There is a guy selling supplies to assist in the ‘End of the World’ scenario. We sat there somewhat perplexed by peoples’ thinking as they prepare for the worst. One woman was quite distraught that people were not taking this more seriously. I would find that kind of thinking very exhausting.
I like to think that for everything that ends…there is a new beginning. I like to think that perhaps there is a conscious awareness rising up in all of us and that perhaps we need to change how we do things on this planet. Perhaps this ‘End of the World’ as we know it will in fact be a good thing….yes? We may not like change…and we may find it frightening….but it may be the best thing we could ever do for ourselves.
I did like the idea of us all meditating at the same time on Dec. 21, 2012. That I thought had merit to it. We could create a lot of fabulous energy doing a mass meditation. Still…as the date draws ever closer, will we witness stranger and stranger behaviour from people? One thing that I found particularly disturbing was one guy who is building this bunker that goes down 14 storeys into the Earth…and he has motion detectors up top…he is armed…the security is a little frightening….so in his mind he and his family and whoever else has bought into this will be safe and if anyone in distress tries to seek help or assistance from them….from what I could see it would not be welcomed or tolerated and extreme measures would be used to remove anyone who was NOT supposed to be there. This type of behaviour is very sad to me.
At the end of it all do I believe that the world will end on December 21, 2012? No…can’t say that I do believe that. Keep in mind as well that we are all part of this planet…we are all part of the rocks…the soil…the air…the water….the trees…the grass…we are connected to all of it….every living entity which makes up our world….and our whole world is alive. So as I gaze out at a beautiful sky this morning that has wisps of clouds tossed over it that resemble random brush strokes from an Emily Carr painting….I am, as always, excited by what the day will reveal to me. I am excited by what the year ahead may hold.