Went up the mountain today, it’s been 2 week since I’ve ridden, feels so good to be back on the slopes. Nothing too crazy today, just a mellow day riding with glen. Just did some hit runs, went in the park a little later on but it got too foggy. Also first time using the go pro as a helmet cam. I also noticed i make dumb noises when i snowboard haha.
Just watched the movie drive, have to say it’s really good. Sound track is amazing, I usually I don’t notice that sorta stuff but in this movie I do. You should check it out, ryan gosling kills it.
ah the joy’s in life, the good life. I love how you can get in that good awesome head space, that really nice place. When your alert, present, you feel fun, you feel the joy of life. I realize I am going to die, and i realize that my experience in life is very very short and it makes me just love life more. I have have this abundance of gratitude, real fucking gratitude and it just comes from that deep appreciation of life. The majority of people are in a deep trance by modern society and cannot appreciate life. If you watch T.V, magazines, celebrities you see that they have the diamond rings or eating at the 5 star restaurants. People look at this like.. if your getting all that..then that is the good life. This is not the good life, the good life is what you become as a person, the good life is the passion and joy you find out of life. Were driven to think the good life is found with having this or that. The peak of life is when your in those peak moments, that is the joy you find out of life and over time you can cultivate a deep appreciation. When I look back at the little things that I wouldn’t care about I now have a deep appreciation for. Like living in a beautiful place, having awesome friends, snowboarding on the best mountain in North America, etc etc.. this is it, what else do you have, what more is there. What more is there then this, this is one of the peak moments in my life that happens daily and I’ve learned to appreciate it.
Just a thought.
Here are some of the peak moments I’ve had in my life.
Here is a story from the book I’m currently reading, “Happy Pocket”.
The story of the farmer whose horse ran away.
“The farmer’s horse ran away and his neighbor, feeling sorry for this farmer, said to the farmer “I am sorry that such a bad thing happened to you”. The farmer replied “don’t be, for who knows what is good or bad”. Well, the next day, the horse that ran away came back to the farmer, this time bringing with it a heard of wild horses that it had befriended. The neighbor said to the farmer “I congratulate you for your good fortune!” The farmer replied “Don’t, for who knows what is good or bad”. Well, the next day the farmer’s son tried to mount one of the wild horses and fell, breaking his leg. Again, the neighbor said to the farmer, “I am sorry that such a bad thing happened to you”. The farmer replied “Don’t, be, for who knows what is good or bad”. The next day soldiers came by to forcefully recruit for the army, but the farmer’s son was exempt because of his broken leg. “ Happy Pocket
. Right now I can’t even snowboard because I strained pretty much every muscle in my neck and shoulders. It’s been 2 weeks and it’s slowly starting to get better. So bummed out because I’ve only been up the mountain 14 times this year maybe Reading this story helps me realize that never judge things as right or wrong, good or bad, fun or not.