A modern definition of equanimity: cool. This refers to one whose mind remains stable & calm in all situations-
Raise your hand if you have ever talked to yourself, or better yet, talked to yourself in the third person during a difficult or trying time in your life. Don’t be shy now – I have two hands waving in the air if that matters?!?
Breathing, positive self talk, calmness, evenness of mind – Chill. The gentle sway of a budding birch tree, daffodils and crocuses awaking underfoot, sharing a smile with a complete stranger as you spin or run on by … All the while talking to yourself, coaching yourself, through a difficult set of experiences.
When talking to myself in the third person I normally recite something like this: “Dude, keep cool, this equanimity stuff? Is pretty damn important! Chill … Breathe … Relax the back of your throat … Eyes forward, Heart Open! Take another deep breath … Breathe … Equanimity is key … Zip it up – You got this!.”
Here I am, some random dude on the inter-webz, openly telling you that I talk to myself – all of the damn time! And who cares if you do the very same! When we are unable to walk – spin – run calmly away from a “situation“? Remember: This equanimity stuff? Is pretty damn important!
I am not afraid…I was born to do this-
Today’s Sign of the Apocalypse: Is CrossFit training good for kids?
Continued from Yesterday:
It takes some time although eventually we will achieve our own version of what society defines as aesthetically ideal or pleasing to the eye. For many of us though we achieve this state in such despair that we are utterly disgusted with ourselves. No matter how lean, strong, ripped, hot or sexy we shape our bodies into. There always lingers a deep sense of self-dissatisfaction.
The feeling of inadequacy that each one of us often feels; Makes perfect sense to us now: The motivation to look a certain way will always be driven by the comparison to and competition against others.
Since the puerile reason is to fit into a particular mold that others have created for us, driven by the insecurity and feeling of pressure for not being good enough. All these years, The countless hours in the gym. The early morning runs, The broken, bleeding toenails we have endured. The knee replacements, The spinal fusions, broken ribs, fractured orbital bones. Missing our children’s birthdays and other important dates. The money spent on the latest and greatest products, The countless supplements and money pissed away (literally).
All these years we are (in essence) practicing the art of being insecure. We are getting better at honing our insecurities each and everyday, every marathon or fruitless competition. For many, we have perfected the art of being insecure.
After 400+ posts and countless times slapping you upside the head you should know that: No matter what you do. From Cardio Barre Burn, CrossFit, Yoga, Pilates, Walking, Running, Biking, Picking your nose etc. You get better at what you practice!
“Where does this leave us?“
We are at our nadir here figurative and literally. Our society has gotten really, really good at being insecure. We have passed our keen ability to be insecure onto our children and others we meet … Renewing this vicious cycle each and everyday.
This madness honestly depresses us and we feel lonely, vulnerable.
**99.9845% of the time we like to joke around during a post. Not today.**
We’re totally bummed out. If you want to go for a nice Walk?!? Meet us out front in ten minutes.
“Iconoclast” Punch this nifty word into your Google Machine (Or click the link if you are feeling lazy?!?) today and ENJOY!!!
Be yourself is about the worst advice you can give to some people-
This is an open post in which you are encouraged and welcome to use as you wish. Email it to a friend, hang it on a mirror in the bathroom? Whatever you want to do?!? We want as many people as possible to know what we have cataloged over this past weekend: All of the Mud Run Princess’s foibles—and the list is pretty big peeps. Before we launch into our rant, permit us the prelude caveat that the Mud Run Princesses fail to consider the consequences of their uneducated, adversarial analects. In view of that, it is not surprising that whenever these Mud Run Princesses attempt to violate strongly held principles regarding deferral of current satisfaction for long-term gains, they look around waiting for applause as if they have done something decent and moral rather than wayward and disdainful. As a parting thought, remember that make up and yoga pants are not the solution to our Mud Run Princesses problems.
A nice quick and sweat inducing Warm Up followed by:
30 Minutes of Turkish Get Ups
**This is not a Sword Fight/Shirt Off/Pissing Match. Form, Flow, Grace. Allow solid, deep breathing to be the goal today.**
Mud Runs are supposed to be fun. A time to kick back and get some dirt underneath our finger nails. All the while kicking back a few brews with a some good friends. Cardio Barre Burn class is at Noon on Mondays … Not at 9am on a lovely, brisk Saturday morning in the mud!
And to think its only Monday … ENJOY!!!