December 2016: Mount Snezka – the day I changed my mind
The Poland WHM travel experience ended with a mountain climb to the summit Mount Snezka, wearing only shorts and a sports top. We did not make it to the summit that day due to terrible weather. Wim Hof often quotes “nature is merciless” and although that day I could not control the weather, especially the freezing cold winds, my walking meditation allowed me to truly surrender as I naturally, and consciously, reconnected with my physiology to endure the harsh weather. I focused on the one thing I could control: my breathing, and surrendered to everything else.
Together, my mind, body and breath were focused in each step I took. It’s a powerful state to be in when your whole body is acting as a single unit. The union gave rise to a different sensation (maybe it was the power of my mitochondria); every cell felt alive, combined with a quiet mind and a body that could cope; finally a truly peaceful moment. It was a coordinated homeostasis.
I became empowered and it was the start of my new chapter.