It’s a rare thing (for me anyway) to naturally wake up at 7am on a Sunday morning, unable to go back to sleep….but I’m grateful as I embarked on an impromptu run which afforded me a very empty Hyde Park and some beautiful early morning shots (see pics).
There’s nothing quite like a perfect Autumn morning to take you back to nature, and it is amazing how inspired you can feel after taking a few deeper, fresher breaths. A London park may have nothing on the Costa Rican jungle, but you can still feel revitalised and recharged. I feel ready for anything now, and it’s comforting to know that this is a feeling you create yourself, you don’t need someone else to make you feel it. Along the lines of “The Alchemist”, we have all the tools and answers we need to make ourselves happy, it’s just accessing and recognising them, that can be difficult sometimes.
It is the equivalent to a yoga high after a particularly good class. Just over a year on from my yoga teacher training, I can’t help but look back (happily) and see what I’ve done. It is easy to get bogged down and think “I haven’t got anywhere and look where everywhere else is” but actually, considering where you start, you have probably gone further than you think. Through my training, the thought of actually having to teach people terrified me, I just liked the whole idea of it. Now, I adore the actual teaching part; seeing a student achieve a pose they’ve been working on and how happy they are! It’s amazing how we change and adapt and do things we didn’t think we’d be able to, on however small a scale.
It doesn’t take much to re-inspire yourself. For me: a good play, a good book, a long run, a new yoga pose will all lift my spirits and make me want to better myself. It’s just finding the triggers along the way. I think life may be about finding the triggers.
So, today I will remain feeling invincible, and next time I feel like slipping my invisibility cloak on, I might just pop it back into the cupboard. Or better yet, sell it on ebay.