Light RidesPosted: June 25, 2013 Filed under: Random Workout | Tags: Authenticity, blogging, exercise, freshly pressed, happiness, health, hipster, kindness, life, love, lululemon, marathon, meditation, mind, Mindfulness, musings, natural, paleo, passion, pilates, relationships, running, sex, spirit, trail running, whole foods, WOD, yoga 6 Comments
Truth is not something outside to be discovered, it is something inside to be realized-
Can we all agree that some of the posts here are rather cheeky at times, silly, wasted, pointless? Who wants to talk about authenticity, forgiveness, spirituality, mindfulness?
The best gift you can ever give those you love, and those who care deeply about you, is a healthy “you“. Sounds cheesy, right? Seriously, I thought having a chiseled body doing yoga and performing 1000+ crunches a day was well enough, but a healthy “you“?
Consider for one fleeting moment this morning what I am suggesting. If you are as healthy as you can be, in both mind and spirit, you will be the best possible version of yourself. Less time talking about failed run times, painful yoga sessions and more energy devoted to exploring the world with others.
We could talk about knowing our personal limit(s), making the best use of our time and energy while maintaining a healthy relationship with our body … But this topic is dull and painfully tedious?!?
Quite possibly the greatest gift you can ever offer yourself is not running a marathon or becoming a yoga teacher. Accepting yourself, right now, with no make up, pink bunny slippers and all, is so very powerful … Maybe not as powerful as doing 103 sun salutations in a row, but close enough?!?
When you offer your true, whole self to whatever(*), in both mind and spirit? … Boring stuff right?
* (I figuratively and literally mean whatever: relationships, sex, fixing a flat tire, running … whatever.)
For the vast majority, they say it’s cheeky; they say it’s cheesy. And yes, they say it’s boring. It’s what they think, hence, what they say. It’s a defense mechanism, ingrained in nature, fight/flight response from our sympathetic nervous system. And clearly, we don’t know how to deal with it such as a counter-measure. We stress out and blame the cheeky, cheesy, and boring truth for the panic and anxiety it causes.
You know… I may have a spin-off for this! Thank you, Cult!! And thank you for using reverse psychology in this post. Namaste! =)
We are so firmly intrenched in our daily lives that discussing some far flung idea about being authentic, being you is absurd. This post was a tad snarky for a reason and I can’t wait to see the resulting spin-off … Take care today and please be well!
I’ll reel my head for the spin-off hopefully soon. =)
And I adore sarcasm. I find it very funny. So being a tad snarky is alright by me!! Take care as well.
Perhaps THE single most difficult thing in my life. Accepting who I am. it always has been.
It is for me as well, although as the years have gone bye I find myself now content with who I am, where I am. I wish I had tripped over this while I was abusing my body and mind in college playing sports, partying too hard. As a young man (used loosely) running and competing to win marathons and endurance events at a moments notice. I’m reminded off the pain and abuse each time I pull into the garage at night, aching from standing all day at work, hanging on the wall are all the race bibs from events I had won in the past, there only purpose now is to serve as a reminder of where I have been.
I fought acceptance this morning riding my bike to work, my surgically repaired knee at the age of 37 didn’t want to click in properly … The perfect time to walk a bit and enjoy the sunrise. 🙂
Be well today friend and please take care.
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