Yesterday was one of those days. We all have them.
You just want to cancel it from your memory and maybe even from the face of the earth. Just get it over with as soon as possible so you can go on to better days.
So I decided the moment I got up this morning.. Man, I need a walk!
And not just a stroll in the park. No, I mean one of those vigorous, sweat-breaking walks up-hill, a really steep hill. Or maybe even a run.
Anything to get all that negative energy out and make space for the positive.
You know, I work in a busy airport as ground staff. And there are some days when you have this huge long cue, you’re dead tired and maybe haven’t eaten or drank anything since hours and hours. And in that never ending cue, you have stressed out passengers who are angry. And I mean red faced, ‘the whole world is against me’ angry.
And let me tell you, angry passengers are not fun. Maybe they got stuck in traffic and missed their flight, or maybe their flight has hours of delay, or maybe they’re just nervous flyers, whatever! But oh boy, they can’t wait for their turn at your desk to come and bite your head off!
And so I sit there, listen to what they have to say, and try to keep a straight face when inside all I wanna do is yell back at them “Incase you haven’t noticed, I am having a hell of a day too so go take your insults elsewhere!”
Well, that’s when I start to picture myself in a forest or on the top of a mountain, completely and utterly ALONE, with complete and utter SILENCE. Ahhhh.
And I think, all this doesn’t last forever (although it sure may seem like it). The day does end eventually. And then good riddance! I can get back to better and brighter things!
So this morning I got up and couldn’t wait to take my brisk walk up that hill, burn off all that negative energy and let it just roll off of me. I listened to the sounds of nature, the birds singing, the rustle of the leaves in the breeze, and oh, the sweet silence!
And it calms me. It fills me with a whole new energy, a positive energy.
And then I don’t care anymore about the people that yelled at me, or called me names, or made me fell like crap. It’s all behind me. I’m just living in this moment, right here, right now, connecting with myself and I feel whole again.
I just breathe.