Saturday, July 31, 2010

How I became a Barefoot Superhero

I did not set out to be a superhero, a barefoot one at that.  Like all great life adventures, it was an unplanned tale of twists & turns that would never have turned out as perfectly if I had injected my genetic need to plan things out to the nth detail.

Did you ever do something in life...not really a choice, but just tried something out that literally turned your whole world around and upside down?  You may not have realized it was happening -- but you kept doing it because for you were happier while you did it and were filled with an exciting sense of elation afterward.  You were wise enough to realize that this feeling could be fleeting.  It probably won't last.  You weren't going to ruin it by thinking about it too much.  It was your night as Cinderella.  Your fairy godmother came and made all things perfect in your life for a few hours. 

This is my Cinderella story.  One day I took off my shoes and started running. I felt light & free.  Creative. Thoughts ran wild.  I felt at home, at peace, and in love with my own body & life.  My mind, body, & soul came together and worked as one.  I was in a zen state of bliss.  An upright, moving savasana. I communed with the gods & nature. 

This is my story. This is how I became a barefoot superhero!