As soon as you submerge your ears into the water, magic happens. There may be others in the pool, but you are alone with your solitude. You may be wearing a swimsuit but you feel fully exposed. Thoughts become louder and the mind becomes clearer. It’s my way to temporarily eject from the world. It’s a practice to look inside the hollow tin. It’s my space in time to meditate. It may be my Bodhi tree.
Tonight however, proved my entire theory wrong. While it brings awakening, I was sleepy. I was sleepy while I swam. I was sleepy during free style, breast stroke and back stroke. Eyes were half closed, mind was numb and feet were cramped. I don’t know how I completed 60 laps but I could have easily taken a nap.