Viewing entries tagged
Life

January 16, 2015- Every Day Is A Gift

Comment

January 16, 2015- Every Day Is A Gift

Two years have passed since my mountain bike accident. I go through oscillating versions of reality where it doesn't seem real and settle into the fact that I almost died. 

"I'm tough, a little bike accident couldn't do me in."

"No, you almost died."

"..."

"No, Phil. You literally came a centimeter away from being paralyzed for life and a little further than that and you would have severed your spine, killing you instantly. Leaving your wife without a husband and your son without a father. Devastating your family and those friends and family who love you. You felt the icy chill of death against your neck. When people say 'you're lucky' you have no idea how right they are."

And I relent to fact.

Comment

Read More about January 16, 2015- Every Day Is A Gift
Overriding the Narrative- Mindfulness and Meditation

Comment

Overriding the Narrative- Mindfulness and Meditation

A soothing voice enters my ears via my bluetooth headset connected to my phone.

"GRADUALLY BECOME AWARE OF THE PROCESS OF BREATHING. NOTICE WHERE YOU FEEL THE BREATHE MOST DISTINCTLY."

Okay, I feel it in the center of my nose and in my torso. Back feels a little sore. Maybe it's because I hit the pull-ups too hard this week. Maybe I should skip it today?

 

Comment

Read More about Overriding the Narrative- Mindfulness and Meditation