My posture and flexibility have noticeably improved already.
Meditation isn't happening. Every day I go is an improvement but my mind is as active as it has ever been, as the novelty of daily life on the road means I'm hyper aware constantly. Shutting that off may not happen during the two weeks I'm here.
I'm doing a ton of reading, including some books by Alan Watts. Not that I was ever going to be religious in the having-a-relationship-with-the-christian-god sense, but his book entitled "Behold the Spirit" is a beautiful explanation of why as a child I viewed church as banal, sterile, and a complete waste of time.
I made the mistake of emailing my dad and mentioning "meditation" as part of the two week stay, I should have said it was yoga only. The next day I got an email from my mom warning me that medidation is occult and that my soul cannot find peace with it. This had me pissed off for a good two days, which surprised me; I don't typically get upset with her worldview anymore. I think I'm dissapointed with the ease of which human minds can get locked into positve feedback loops like Pascal's wager (and in my mom's case, a very paranoid and doctrinal version. I'm glad she's otherwise quite sane and doesn't hound me constantly).
Hopefully by the end of next week my "mid-trip vacation" will have me a bit bored and ready to get back on the road. Really windy, high altitude roads.
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