Outside the (Box)Posted: January 31, 2014 Filed under: Meditation, Yoga | Tags: Abuse, blogging, compassion, cycling, exercise, family, fitness, free range, freshly pressed, friends, gluten free, happiness, health, hipster, hope, intensity, kindness, life, love, lululemon, marathon, Maturity, meditation, motivation, musings, natural, nature, Omaha, passion, perspective, pilates, Power Yoga, Reality, recovery, relationships, running, self, simplicity, trail running, whole foods, yoga 6 Comments
A man must consider what a rich realm he abdicates when he becomes a conformist-
What is the impact of our aggressive – abusive mindset on ourselves and on our lives?
We often hear and read about our “carbon” footprints–the impact of our consumption on good ol’ mother earth. Interestingly, to trace our aggressive – abusive footprint, we might examine the consequences of our aggressive – abusive choices, whether seemingly casual or conscious.
Initial aggressive – abusive encounters set a pattern, a pattern many people consciously choose to ignore. Understanding and healing damaging formative experiences that were once stepping-stones in our development is imperative, because sometimes those stepping-stones petrify into the expected path, and I have walked this path for far too long.
An aggressive – abusive mindset is difficult to perceive, standing in front of a bathroom mirror, taking a picture of ourselves – how “ripped” and “toned” we are. We, we are so immersed in our own experience that it simply appears as reality. Imagine what the world would be like if Facebook – Social media were indeed, Reality?!?
A mature relationship with yourself involves an intensely intimate audience … With only one other person – You.
Why do we choose to ignore the depth of our loving self, tuning out the myriad of feelings as they occur? For far too long I choose to engage in a dishonest, shameful and aggressive – abusive relationship with myself.
The footprints on my destined path … I feel, are changing.
I’m not too keen on making promises, to promise is to heavily load a burden upon your shoulders … All I ask of you, is to take care yourself, for yourself, and weave these thoughts into your daily life. What are you waiting for …
🙂 Great post. Perfect timing.
The topic of respecting and honoring ourselves is one of the major “topics” I keep falling back on. 🙂
For good reason. 😉
My carbon footprint is freaking huge, considering the cycling, and I refuse to do the guilt thing – the Earth shall spin on (and I’m feeding plants)… My aggressive footprint is much more important and was worthy of the time spent fixing it. Great post brother. Have a fantastic weekend.
PS. I might allow myself a tinge of self consciousness if I ever get close to Al Gore’s CF. 😉
Imagine what the world would be like if old Al Gore Didn’t create this internet thing … I hope you guys have a great weekend as well, and be sure to enjoy the game tomorrow night – It should be a good one!
Looking forward to it – should be an awesome game. Even the wife and my daughters are fired up for it.