hiking and positive thinking

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)?
 

P.S. huge thanks to Eric and Mariel, my first-year roommate, for taking us on one amazing scenic drive, and doughnuts and Deep Cove and all the BC insights. Super stoked for Mariel to be living her dream and moving to LA, I'll be there visiting oh so very soon xx

P.S. huge thanks to Eric and Mariel, my first-year roommate, for taking us on one amazing scenic drive, and doughnuts and Deep Cove and all the BC insights. Super stoked for Mariel to be living her dream and moving to LA, I'll be there visiting oh so very soon xx