Skiing for Inner Calm
--by TC, posted Mar 11, 2021
To restore calm, I donned my outdoor gear, grabbed my skis, and went to the park. I skied at a slow steady pace. I listened to the hissing of the snow beneath my skis and the wind blowing through the bare branches of the trees.
I was honest with myself, acknowledging that I was angry and could let it go. With each pass around the park, I felt my inner peace returning. I began to hear the birds singing. I noticed the wind had filled in my tracks with snow in some areas, creating a clean slate. I felt the strength of my arms and legs as they worked together to make the skiing an enjoyable experience. I felt the healing power of being in nature.
I forgave myself for reacting with anger when it served no purpose. I forgave those who gave me cause to lose my temper. My heart filled with light and love for all that is.