As I sit here gazing out my front window at my beautiful Snowball bush watching the wind ruffling the leaves and flower balls. (Actually it is a huge bush, more the size of a small tree.) I am am contemplating my life and I am very content in my life right now. I am meeting my obligations. I am learning and growing as a person in so many ways. I am finally living my life in the manner I have desired for so long. I am back to where I need to be as a person. I have worked hard, struggled a lot and overcome much to get back to this point. I have a lot of room for improvement, but I am happy. I have finally found my peace.
Practicing daily with my sword and keeping it close to my side at home is a visible and physical reminder to live my life right. To walk firmly upon the sacred red road. In return I get peace, calm and contentment. I lose worries, regrets, panic attacks, and anxiety. The physical exercise improves my physical and my mental health. I find the exercise to e it's own form of meditation.
We have been working with our swords the past three club meetings. We have been practicing a variety of sword handling exercises and working on our posta dance. I have learned a couple of new moves. Today I was able to work my way through the whole dance with the training video. I finally have it down in my head. To me this is a real achievement. Especially since I had mangled it so badly at first.
p.s. I am still doing my push-ups and am training with my sword daily. Today I practiced for abut a half hour this morning and around an hour this evening.