Day 30, March 29.
Today was teach an old dog new tricks day, and it turned out to be one of my favorite days so far. I put aside my trepidation and decided to go skiing because how could I not in the gorgeous Alps?
I put myself in the very able hands of Anthony, who really knows how to help people get better at skiing, because it’s really a “headstuff” thing. I downhill ski very little, but besides being way out of practice I tend to ski with great effort, and I take my bad habits up with me up to more difficult trails. Anthony wouldn’t let me; we stayed on an easy blue trail until, with his pointers such as “let the skis do the work for you” and “tip onto the edges ever so slightly” and “feel the leg movement start from your hips,”
I was finally able to relax and get into a flow. I felt the difference, and the tops of my thighs didn’t hurt like they usually do.
I realized: first you need to see it actually work for you, second it’s about trusting that it will work for you again, and third it’s about having faith.
Skiing is a great metaphor for life and the way the three principles work in us, so I used this (for me) very fresh metaphor to begin my presentation that evening to about 11 people mostly new to the principles on living life with more ease.
It went well, for only an hour and a half, and people seemed to get a lot out of it. The venue was a musician named Richie’s beautiful home overlooking the mountains. What a wonderful place!
Tomorrow I’m going skiing again and hoping to trade a healing session for a coaching session with a Reiki master named Sylvie, who really took to the training.
The night was capped off with a nice meal with Anthony, Kay and Tammy. Poor Tammy had a bad sinus infection all day (except for once the training started).
The other treat was telephoning my son on his 38th birthday: The only rock musician-golf caddie I know, and a really special guy.