I think the whole reason I am able to get myself to the gym at all is because after I do my time on the treadmill (23 minutes currently aiming for 30 consistently by month end) is because I get to go in the pool afterwards. The water is heated to 90 degrees and I can get right in without that icky “getting used to the water temperature” feeling I experience with our outdoor pool. And it’s rare that there’s a lot of noise or splashy-splashy going on at the time of day I’m there (6pm-ish). Today was almost perfect. Three other people in the water plus me, all of us quietly doing our little water floaties. It was peace personified. Just the water and the silence. (I love the silence.)
My coach mentioned that it makes sense that I’d feel at home, at peace in the water – water is equated with emotion and I am nothing but a big ball of feeling most of the time. I was particularly aware today of how I feel complete when I’m in the water – I don’t feel weighed down by my body, and I can just BE. It’s a wonderful feeling.
Where’s your place of peace?