After making my bed (success #1) and donning my Balinese ceremonial gear in order to perform morning the standard supplications (success #2), I sat down to compose myself. Very tired due to unresolved dreams (and debating whether or not to go back to sleep), I had my pre-meditation cup of green tea (with salt and honey), refrained from using my mobile phone, then sat down to meditate at 5:30 am. After finishing all twelve steps of the Qigong meditation known as Lien Ching Hwa Chi, i.e. Turning Ching Energy Into Chi Energy (success #3), I had a second cup of tea and again refrained from using my mobile phone. As I had barely made it through meditation, my mind consumed with concerns about present, past, and future, I was at a struggle point and upset with myself for not living up to my full potential. Eschewing a full Forrest Yoga class I spread out my mat and did my travel routine: forward bend, 2 twists, 3 rounds of abdominals (8 times each), bridge, dolphin, suns (8), pigeon, spinal twist, Achilles stretch, and corpse pose (success #4).
By 8:05 am I was out making breakfast - one egg fried in Canola oil with white onions, 1/2 cup of raisin bran with 1/2 tablespoon of quality peanut butter. Then, I made more green tea with salt and honey, voided my bowels, and sat down to write until 11:30 am, at which point I'll prepare my lunch then go blog at the public library while it cooks in the rice cooker.
Mahalo, and aho!