French Mum, humanitarian, restless explorer and doer on sabbatical in Cebu (Philippines): one Attila in each arm, I am exploring the “toddlers safe” corners of the region, while trying to keep some room for Me.
Do you recognise this walking man ?
The “autopilot mode” walk, the stiff neck and the pain in the shoulders from all those hours on his laptop and anxiously checking his messages on his phone?.. If you could zoom in, you would probably see a deep frown line between his eyes. Sounds familiar?
Look at the paintings of Gainsbourg and Dylan. Don’t you feel they are staring at you? “How about you, little buddy, what have you been up to?”
I guess it is true that we don’t see things as they are. But only as we are.
This walking man could have been me at the time (well, the masculine and faaar older version of me!). Pressure to achieve something tangible (the soonest the best) so I could be proud of my answer to the half god bystanders.
Then I zoomed out to look at the whole frame.
The white dancer made me smile. The Lightness of Being contrasting with everything around and under him, whispering “When you try to control everything, you enjoy nothing. Sometimes you just need to relax, breath, let go and live in the moment“.
It is usually when we need it most that we “forget” to look up and breath. Here is another Parisian reminder that anywhere you are, even in the jungle of the city, we must find time to look up :
Heart-opening poses like Cobra take an emotional weight off the mind, elevating your mood and helping to reduce anxiety and stress.
How about you? How do you feel when you are looking up? Namaste 😉
In response to WPC on Look Up
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