Flexibility needn't mean only to be able to bend the body like hell.
Sometimes being flexible can also mean to practice at another time as usual. It can mean to adjust the practice to the situation.
The Japanese garden is gorgeous here. I was so glad that I walked to that great place in Portland yesterday after breakfast. The Garden is considered as one of the most beautiful ones, worldwide. I was in awe when I was there. The form of the stems of the trees, the colorful leaves, the composition of this all - one could think that exactly like this garden paradise must look like.
My practice was postponed.
In the late afternoon I was on my mat for a practice. I did primary, almost all the asanas, very few vinyasas. I had walked so much, some of my energy was used up already. It was so good not to think: either a practice comme il faut or nothing at all. My practiced stretched my body, my inner organs were massaged while I was in the asanas. To build strength was neglected. I felt so good afterwards. It's good to do anything. Always.
I'm looking out of the window. The American flag is swirling around. The yellow leaves fly off the stems of the trees. It's windy outside and wet. Some of the people wear raincoats with a hood. That way they are protected from the rain and they needn't carry an umbrella. Others prefer the umbrella and some don't care about the rain.
Wind is good for taking pictures. It brings liveliness in a picture. My plan for today: Going with the flow. I'll walk around, I'll sit in cafés. Yesterday I found a very ordinary pizzeria, I so loved it. They offered vegan pizzas and even the dressing for the Caesar's salad was vegan. It's close to Powell's bookstore. It can be that I'll have lunch there again.
A quote by Ramesh Balsekar:
Mind is merely a collection of thoughts, or a collection of impressions which makes up this "me", this self image.