Winter months – Being Warm all winter
Being Cold is mostly a story we make up. When you actually feel the experience of being cold, yes, you are cold. But the experience it self is not really bad at all. You just feel cold. But then the mind goes and makes up this story about how cold it is, and how cold sucks, and how cold is not fun etc. It is this story that really makes you cold. Not the actual experience of being cold.
This is why kids can play outside forever in the cold. Without getting “cold”. Because they are not making up all this junk about how cold it is, about how they are so cold, etc. They are living in the moment, enjoying what they are doing and having fun playing.
I realized a while back, that I don’t really know what it is like to feel cold. Because I was so busy complaining about how cold I was.
So I actually got in touch with the present moment, ignored the voices in my head, and actually experienced what it was like to feel the cold.
What I realized was cold feels like cold. And as I was not listening to the voice in my head, actually being in the present moment, it was not that cold.
The innocence of children.
Now if you live somewhere that it is hot, same thing.