It is not uncommon for a pilots to say good-night to the sun. Leaving it behind as they depart, they meet it on the other side of the world upon arrival. I have seen many sunrises. But there is something spectacular about being a speck sitting on a lava rock in the middle of the ocean, watching the sun rise.
Breathing. Appreciating. Awakening
Sometimes we forget to appreciate the good things in our lives.
Take a moment to remember the flying job that frustrates you now, was once something that you wanted more than anything in the world. Remember the time when that person who shares your life and annoys you, was someone you once would have given anything to be with. And those children who often test your patience, were the babies you held and cried tears of joy when they were born.
Everything in your life has once been a desire.
Find the gratitude in your abundance.
This morning, prior to our first Yoga session we learned how to breath with the Breath of Fire. Just one little thing that could reduce anxiety, strengthen your nervous system, take control over your mental state, help with circulation, and increase creativity. I'm wondering if my fellow pilots will think I'm nuts if I do this to awaken myself on that long flight, instead of coffee.
Today was supposed to be about aviation scholarships, but I've decided to move that to next Tuesday. I am grasping this week for me time. What are you doing for you?
Enjoy the journey