August 8th (drifting)

I realised after watching a video on YouTube, that I’ve been doing one of the Chi Kung positions wrong. Now by the end, my body isn’t in total rebellion against my will. Excited for my chi networks to become more flowing.

I went down to church to have some random chats and print off some things, which should only have taken a few hours. But then the promise of free Nando’s chicken at lunch caused me huge delays, thus compounding the impossibility of me ever leaving that building on time. Then went to town to get some exciting purchases, including my next wave of female vocalists, and socks. Had a meeting with careers at uni, only to find out my understanding of geography hadn’t improved much since GCSE, and I was a mile away from the correct room, a minor problem overcome by the telephone.

Decided to have a coffee, as another questionable investment wouldn’t go amiss. Thinking about how I don’t want achieve success, such as earning loads of money, but self-realisation. Jesus asked me to read Psalm 37:

Commit everything you do to the LORD

Trust him, and he will help you.

Be still in the presence of the LORD,

and wait patiently for him to act

June 25th (natural)

Celebrated my Grandad’s 80th birthday today. It was strange being with loads of distant relatives who I’d never met, but I learnt a lot about our family history. I also saw my dad for the first time in quite a while. We ate so much food.

Afterward I was in dire need of personal reflection, despite having a surplus of this over the week. I walked around Weston Park before I got home. I’m really thankful for nature; without Morecambe Bay and Sheffield’s trees, I wouldn’t know God. Spent a while standing underneath a willow tree connecting with Mother Nature/Holyspirit.

Despite promising myself after lunch I wouldn’t eat chicken for another month, I found myself eating my words, and a certain flightless bird, moments after getting home. Did some Pilates afterwards as a legitimate response to overindulgence. Headed out to Bole Hills, as I’d not yet drunk enough nature energy. Wearing the unbeatable combo of gilet and flip-flops, I stood in the grass barefooted, watching the sky’s light. Realised I need to let Abba father me.

A day in the life – May 7th (Etna)

I ate the two biggest meals I’ve eaten in 2017, both on the same day. Started with church. I don’t know what it is, but all the worship we’ve had here has been so intense. Throughout, I kept getting the words to My Soul Sings by Delirious? running through my head:

I’m standing still

In a moment of eternity

Where worlds collide

And I feel the breathe of heaven over me
We then had food, starting with pasta. It transpired that this was just a starter, with the main being a whole chicken with chips. Heading off to Mount Etna, our minibus stopped to drop off some food at someone’s house. I was waiting for half an hour, my irritation levels reaching a critical point. When we started walking up the mountain, I felt like giving up straight away, it was so steep. But the climb was worth the views. Tea was innumerable pizzas, after amazing meat and cheese starters.