Strange ApparitionPosted: May 24, 2013 Filed under: Random Workout | Tags: blogging, family, fitness, free range, friday, friends, health, hipster, kindness, life, love, meditation, Memorial Day, passion, running, Stories, walking, weekend, whole foods, yoga 10 Comments
I’m not in this world to live up to your expectations and you’re not in this world to live up to mine-
It’s tough to integrate into our personal story a time in our life that turned us upside down, challenging all that we’ve known and trusted.
Story time …
I’m always looking for metaphors that might resonate with the kind readers of CultFit, as they seek to catch a second wind in their workout and lives. Some of these metaphors work, some flat-out fail and some baste themselves in the hot summer sun.
This past week, I was afforded the opportunity to talk with a friend who shares my love of being active, exploring meditation, yoga and reading. We discussed in-depth a rather interesting metaphor that resonated for both of us: The Trilogy. Some stories in literature are so complicated and involved that they require more than one book. HOLY CRAP! I was thinking Fifty Shades of Grey! While my more ed-u-ma-cated friend brought up, The Foundation by Isaac Asimov. In each book of a trilogy, characters are more fully developed and explored, secrets formerly held are brought to the reader’s attention, and plot lines unfold before our eyes.
What if you thought of your journey to being healthy as a trilogy of stories? What would each book be called?
For me, the first book in my trilogy would be called, F**k It! I can do whatever I want: In which a punk ass kid flippantly ignores the love of others in order to make himself feel like a complete bad ass. My second book would be called: Ignore the pain to succeed in life: In which an arrogant blonde haired dude ignores the pain his body provides him in order to pursue vain, self-serving goals; Ignoring family and friends at every turn. And I hope someday to call the last book in my tantalizing trilogy: Marinating in the Sauce of Life: In which an old, humble man is content to accept whatever gifts the world tosses his way.
The most uplifting, useful stories are the ones told by resilient, authentic people; Just like you. We can learn a great deal from one another here at CultFit, from the stories we passionately share … Take care this holiday weekend and please be well.
not sure I could make a trilogy… maybe: one foot in front of the other; where did the ground go?; and what’s all this stuff all about anyway?
Sounds like a great title! I’ll let the little Jedi around here know that you enjoyed the the picture he picked out. 🙂 Have a great weekend!
Great post…the journey to authenticity takes a trilogy most of the time. So enjoy reading your blog!!
Thank you so much for reading and continued support, I truly mean this. Please take care this Memorial Day weekend. 🙂
I’m hoping that I can just ride the second book out till death do I part.
The first two parts of mine are only good for keeping doors propped open and stepping on to reach things up high. This third volume is a single page at best, sit back and chill, enjoying life at every turn. I hope you have a great weekend and thank you for stopping over!
What a wonderful thing to think about. Book 1 – Let’s shut this shit show down! Book 2 – Tale of the Stainless Steel Spine, Book 3 (to the present) – Vulnerability is a good thing (if you learn to duck).
Wanted you to know I was thinking about gratitude this morning – and a lot today in general – and your blog was one of the things that crossed my mind as someone who would ‘get it’ on that topic. That’s it about more than just a thing, it’s a state of mind. Peace on
Wow! Thank you for taking the time to share this, I love it! I suppose we could add a forth book, maybe a field guild on Gratitude? I really enjoyed reading your sincere post this morning and I will honestly be carrying it with me throughout the weekend. Be well and please take care. 🙂
Hazelnut coffee is almost finished brewing, brilliant!
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Thank you so much!