Sometimes we only can get through one little tiny movement; one form filled out, but not yet sent, one line in a painting to clear the blankness from a canvas. Sometimes the big steps are just too much, but giving up is not an option. Well, it is always an option, but then we'd never find out how much we can be and how far we can go!
Ice bathing was something i started several years ago. As 2023 was a pretty huge upheaval of moves and starting the divorce process in a foreign country, i'd left a lot of things by the wayside; my wherewithal was already being tested.
But getting in that cold water over the years helped build some of the endurance and stamina that made me strong enough to get through the aforementioned labrynth. So, with the help of a friend for moral courage, i managed to at least get into the lake on New Year's Eve. Maybe not as cold as i've been in in the past; the goal was to continue to keep doing those things which feel supportive to health, both mental and physical.
So thank you to those who extended their support and comfort through the death of my marriage and upheaval of my life.
You are so very much loved and appreciated!
Happy New Year! A little celtic blessing for you and yours:
Deep peace of the running wave to you,
of water flowing, rising and falling,
sometimes advancing, sometimes receding …
May the stream of your life flow unimpeded!
Deep peace of the flowing air to you,
Deep peace of the quiet earth to you,
Deep peace of the shining stars to you,
which stay invisible till darkness falls
May the beauties
Of the earth, sky and sea
Fill your heart with
Lasting peace and contentment!
*thanks to C. Niebauer for the photo!
From a lake in Bavaria, Germany (Sarchinger Weiher)