We are not supposed to all be the same, feel the same, think the same, and believe the same. The key to continued expansion of our Universe lies in diversity, not in conformity and coercion. Conventionality is the death of creation-

As kind, passionate human beings, our curious minds, when unclouded and unburdened, can create limitless ideas to change the world. However, to engage in such inspiring thoughts, we must first clear some space between our ears to do so.

Meditation is a powerful, yet simple tool to remove blocked energies in our minds. It requires letting go of that which no longer serves us. But first, we have to identify what those “things” are.

In my case, it was trail running and racing, competing to win. My body and my family suffered greatly over the last three years due to my attention being elsewhere. As many of you know, running can be easy enough to start and enjoy, although to maintain conditioning, to be in the best possible position to win takes a great effort. After many years, I finally let go of running-competing that had meant so much to me, once upon a time, my own personal fairy tale. My weary body had limped across one too many finish lines, leaving a hole in my heart where self-love and compassion could have resided.

To fill the void left by turning away from what I thought I loved, I entertained feelings of remorse, regret and apology, as if I owed those around me something better than what I had to give them through boasting about a podium finish  

Yet the strangest “thing” occurred recently. I shed a single tear of farewell, then set about cleaning up other space(s) in my world that had experienced equal neglect: my beautiful and cool son, my bikes that needed more attention than a glancing stare walking past them in the garage, my $$$ yoga mat rolled up neatly in the living room. Having experienced the delightful levity of a space.


I’m starting to take my dreams seriously, clearing space so that they have room to grow. Be well today, and please take care.

CultFit Dawn


7 Comments on “Espac(I)o”

  1. I am in the midst of feeling this exact thing in regards to martial arts. I am stubbornly hanging on to something….while my passions are on fire in other directions…. It’s so hard to let go and clear that space.

    • CultFit says:

      Its hard, I can’t sugar coat it or make it any more palatable. Clearing space mentality for me personally? Made all the difference in the world. You’ll know when the time is right, when your heart tells you so. Take care my friend!

  2. misselletea says:

    Things, things, things! ;0) I love your picture and I love your sentiment. I haven’t found my own ‘thing’, I am passionate about so many small things, but not enough to fuel a fire of desire in any direction. I think i should meditate, to clear that space between my head and see if some great creative idea surfaces that can help fuel my soul.

    • CultFit says:

      Through dwindling down my list of things I thought brought me joy and happiness, it allowed a more defined and precise light to sine on the very … “things” I enjoy the most. 🙂
      The old meditation thing <–Ha! If you ask someone to meditate, images fill our mind of some Zen Monks and chanting Om over and over … Meditation can be anything really, walking, picking your nose, folding clothes on the couch, just being mindful of clearing the space needed is all that counts. 🙂

  3. katelon says:

    So glad you are following your dreams! Yay! It takes great courage to let go of what we thought was important to make room for what really is important.

    • CultFit says:

      It took awhile and I still struggle at times, but I’m comfortable sharing with you the things I used to do, are behind me now. 🙂 I appreciate all of your help and support, thank you!

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