How is it going?

Yesterday morning, while I was riding my bike, I was thinking of the new bicycle I want, a beautiful Temple, from England.

Well, I have enough bikes. The folding one, a Tern Link 08; the one that I was riding, a Viscount; an old Raleigh, a Sprite; an e-bike, that works great; and a Mercurio, from Mexico, that I use fore doing some errands. And now, I want a Brompton, that would take the place of the Tern (Really?!), and the blue Temple that may take the place of both the Mercurio and the Raleigh (although I have no intention of getting rid of the Raleigh). So, after some time, I was in shock. What happened to my new life plan? OK, I know it’s a plan that is going to take time, but I should do something different.

One difficult issue (for me) is the healthy eating. I knew from the beginning that this one would be hard. I’m overweight, I love food, and my eating habits are not the best. I’m working on it, doing some progress. With my weekly riding (3-4 times a week / 25 km) and some changes, I’m loosing weight and feel better.

I have managed to be disciplined in my morning zazen. This one most be the less difficult, since I have done it for a long time, and is the foundation of the whole plan.

But what about my dependency on things? Wow! This one is really something! I knew beforehand that I have many things, and needed order and some declutter. But I haven’t realized the real problem, the dimension of it. That doesn’t mean I should not buy the bicycle I want, but, why having so many? Or the number of smoking pipes I have, and planning to have some more. Or caps, or the old stuff, or….

Definitely, I need to work on this issue.

Author: G Ruizlimón

A visual artist in a spiritual path of detachment, decluttering, meditation and health. / Un artista visual en un camino espiritual hacia el desapego, la meditación y costumbres más saludables ( https//pedaleandoelsendero.wordpress.com )

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