truly important concepts are simple
and could be explained with truly simple examples
There is no better way to explain the power of positive thinking than with a simple hike on a BC trail.
Try thinking "I can't do this, it sucks, why am I doing this" while pirouetting from one slippery rock (or root) onto another and you'll inevitably hit your head in a painful slow-motion fall
It was raining all day yesterday, but a few friends and I went on a mini-hike regardless. The trail was slippery, I wasn't dressed for it but I was in a stellar mood.
I was stepping on all of the dryer rocks, loving the sights around and was having tons of fun.
Then a lightning-speed thought of slipping creeped into my head and I fell.
It wasn't a big fall but it was enough to hit my brain with a century-old thought of wisdom:
when you are trying to climb a mountain, or reach the top, there is no room for negative thoughts
so, few lessons learned:
- negative thoughts block creativity and cloud consciousness. fall is inevitable!
- the closer to the top you get, the more important that your mind stays clear and positive
- hikes are awesome!! let's go on one ;)
What has hiking taught you? What are other ways that help you get back to positive thinking? What hikes would you recommend in BC (or anywhere else)?