Hearing is simply the act of perceiving sound by the ear. If you are not hearing-impaired, hearing simply happens. Listening, however, is something you consciously choose to do. Listening requires concentration so that your brain processes meaning from words and sentences. Listening leads to learning. (source: http://www.d.umn.edu/kmc/student/loon/acad/strat/ss_hearing.html)
My yoga teacher talks a lot, or I should say preaches a lot, and I say 90% of the time, I tune him out. But last week, rather than just hearing him, I listened to him. He was going on about how yoga is healing, but competitive sports are not. According to him, "Yoga heals the body (joints, muscles, internal organs) and mind, while competitive sports wreak havoc on the body. We only participate in competitive sports for our egos."
I can't say that I totally agree, but more importantly, I found myself listening to him when most of the time, I'm just hearing him. Those of you who follow my blog know I'm big on clues from the Universe. And this my friend, is a clue. I'm taking a break from the swim, bike, run thing until I figure out the cause of the mystery ailments. Both the ear infection and excessive pissing are still there, but I do feel an improvement, so I'll just keep resting. The bright side of taking time off is that I am able to pursue other things like skiing and boarding! And I had time to edit the video I took from a recent training day. Like most of my videos, the inspiration came from the song.
I'm basically interested in all things funny, health and triathlon related, and sustainable living. This blog used to accompany a website I built to raise awareness about cancer as well as raise money for different causes.