Sharing (oneself)

Wisdom cannot be imparted. Wisdom that a wise man attempts to impart always sounds like foolishness to someone else … Knowledge can be communicated, but not wisdom. One can find it, live it, do wonders through it, but one cannot communicate and teach it-

One of the most powerful ways we can cultivate self-love to is to give ourselves the subtle gift of time. The message we send when we are fully present, mind, body, and spirit, is that we care, enough, to make ourselves the number-one priority in our lives.

Let’s think about this for a moment – I’m not talking about being selfish, nor am I talking about updating our FaceTube status moments before attending a ninety minute power yoga class.

Unfortunately, our lives can get pretty hectic and crazy, crazy enough to the point that there seems to be little down time where we, can really connect with ourselves. We live in a world that makes us believe that time tuning out – FaceTube, Social – Whatever, is indeed time well spent. You can probably guess I don’t believe it is.

Instead of writing bloviated Yelp! reviews, how about we set aside “self-time” in which we devote time to ourselves?!? Sounds insane huh?!? Personal example: Beginning last year, I decided to commit every day after work to time with the family. No TV programming, that’s all TV does anyways, program our minds into becoming vast wastelands. We disconnect from technology, and connect to simply being. The specific activity is rather trivial, it’s the time we spend together It’s the time I spendunconnected that matters.

Daily Meditation:

I’ve found that more times than not, removing an activity that is sending unhealthy messages about our true selves, is indeed the purest expression of love.

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Autumns Evening Breeze

A person who passes his days without donations and enjoyments is like a blacksmith’s bellows, he breathes but does not live-

**CAUTION- Where do we begin?  The post you are about to read has been chopped, diced and pureed into the fine mess below.  The topic at hand is very profound and wide-ranging however it is vitally important to understand.  Actually this post was part of a much larger project we are working on: A book, with real pages if you can believe that!?!  Then we had an epiphany:   Unless we reclaim our virginity and dreamed that we are being wined, dined, spanked and teased?  No one would buy our book anyways, Holy Crap!!!**

Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s, The local co-op.  We all live in this “Shell” of an existence thinking that what we consume is akin to organic food for our souls, which is conveniently grown and consumed by people who have a deep respect for themselves and living a healthy life.  Maybe you are one of these people?

Sadly what most of us are consuming daily is fast food for our souls: X-Factor, TMZ, iAnythings, The Facebook, WordPress and the latest, juiciest gossip from our friends (the list is never-ending).  Fast food for our souls is tasty and addictive, finger licking good to be exact!

Pop quiz Hot Shot:  Does your daily lifestyle provide real “nourishment for your soul?   When we look around us at work, at the Box or Gym and even in the mirror?  What we see and process is:  Regular folks, peeps- starving for real sustenance in their lives.

Is the diet/food you consume daily dense?  Is your workout program you struggle with dense?  Is your highly addictive social media diet, dense?

What happens when we replace water with Mountain Dew, Green Tea for an eggnog  latte?  What happens when we replace the simple pleasure of reading with our kids, enjoying conversation with a dear friend?  With an evening filled of Pinning Crap and Instagraming Sh!t?  The answers should be  self-evident peeps.  Yet, as the moon sets tonight and the sun arises tomorrow … We will continue gorging ourselves with our fast food diet, without ever realizing that it very well may be slowly killing each and every one of us.

The Plan-

The Workout-

**Before you begin the Program today passionately follow these steps, you will be amazed at the difference in your workout/mood.  Also, feel free to follow these steps before your very own program!**

In no particular order focus on the following:

Mind your feet while you’re getting ready this morning and during your Warm Up.
Mind your chair while you’re typing away at work.
When putting on your running/workout shoes?  Try and put on the one you usually put on last, first.
Drink your tea without sugar if you’re used to sugar in your tea. If you’re used to not using sugar, just once put some sugar in your tea (or coffee).  Leave the water bottle in the car while you work out.  Become aware of the patterns in your life, they are extremely hard to break!
When you have to wait for something (Starbucks, Queue at the store, Waiting for a machine) breathe consciously, five deep breaths.
Take notice, right now.  Where you are.  Take a deep breath … Notice five things you can see.  Notice five things you can hear, notice five things you can feel.  Followed by:

Happy Hips Warm Up is in full effect and comes highly recommended by our kind staff!  Followed by:

Overhead Walking Lunge (pick a distance as steps do not count today)
15 Broad Jumps

How many sets/time is up to you!  If we told you ten or thirty minutes?  You would kill yourself trying to reach this mystical number, oh wait … That’s kinda what we do already isn’t it?!?


If you are looking for answers to the questions above?  Look elsewhere as we do not have them for you.  The answers you seek reside deep inside you somewhere.  Feel free to crack open a bottle of wine and talk about these questions and more with your friends and family this weekend (preferably in real life – face to face) … Make the moments you spend together, Dense.  ENJOY!!!