Artificial LifePosted: February 27, 2013 Filed under: Random Workout | Tags: blogging, fitness, free range, happiness, health, hipster, jogging, kettlebell, life, love, lululemon, marathon, motivation, natural, pain, paleo, passion, perspective, pilates, Risk, running, Suffering, trail running, walking, weight loss, whole foods, WOD, yoga, Yoga Goddess 11 Comments
That’s sad. How plastic and artificial life has become. It gets harder and harder to find something…real.” Nin interlocked his fingers, and stretched out his arms. “Real love, real friends, real body parts…”-
Life, each and every day is a risky undertaking. Each of us have our own choices to make each day, minute-to-minute, conveniently wrapped with the many mysteries of life. The weight loss plan we planned out over a nice Merlot in January may help us reach a goal we value and then again, it very well may not.
What exactly makes sense as we negotiate this perilous journey of life?
The balance between too much risk and too much safety is an altogether different equation for different folks. There is no right answer.
The rule book for our life is written well before we are born and we are taught those rules from the day of our birth. The rules are full of do this and don’t do that and awful consequences (you’ll shoot your eye out kid) and great rewards (a cheap medal for finishing a 5k). No two of you reading today share the same rule book as mine, not even remotely close. This is one of the main reasons why we sometimes become so hostile, so polarized, unwavering in our thoughts when facing off against an opponent who feels equally so. Don’t believe me? Tell the yoga goddess in your 9am class that her breathing and focus, suck. She’s following the rules for herself (matching Lululemon pants with a revealing top).
Living deeply is looking closely at your rule book and deciding, for ourselves, what our true nature is. What exactly is your true nature and how can you live authentically? The answers don’t come as easy as say a one-time blog post or a witty self-help e-book. They come as feelings of intuition and as a sense of purpose, guiding us one way or another. The answers we seek will come as clarity, focus, a genuine sense of purpose. Sometimes the answers are crystal clear, sometimes they are barely discernible nudges; a fleeting thought or feeling; a sweetness on your lips; a resonance in your heart … Do you hear these today?
A simple Walk sprinkled with some Inversions to make life interesting.
Step outside the familiar this afternoon, the comfortable, the place where you think you are safe, take a risk (wear jammies to yoga class). Take a risk against the old you … This is a risk worth taking.
plastic and artificial is safe. The more we embrace it and abhor risk the more walls we are forced to build.
It’s all about being real isn’t it. Some people loss that early on in life and don’t even attempt to find it. Believe it or not I do yoga in my PJ’s every morning. 🙂
You bring up a great point, making the attempt to be real. I use yoga as an example for one main reason, yoga is purely about connecting with yourself, your spirit, your breath blah blah blah. Jammie yoga totally rocks, although for a dude … Its a t-shirt and sweat pants. 🙂
[Shhhh, don’t tell anyone, but I do yoga in my pajamas every morning just like LizForADay]…
Good for you! Don’t worry, your secret is safe here. 🙂
Inversions while I’m walking? Well, okay…
What, you never walked on your hands before?!? 😉
Not in a way that created better health…!!
O’ to be a kid again, with not a care in the world. Unburdened by thoughts of grass stains, strains, and better health. To simply play and be joyful in each moment of the day. To smile first and not worry about taking a self shot of an act that is about to land you in the hospital. O’ to be a kid again … Better health is not something you find in a magazine.
I’ve come so far in this area, but after just reading that I realize how much further there is go 🙂
But it will be worth it.
Totally worth it 🙂 I can honestly say that all your hard work and effort does not go unnoticed, take care this weekend!