Freeing yourself was one thing, claiming ownership of that freed self was another-
Are you fully open to experiencing this beautiful life without censorship or bias? Living fully in the current moment, where our physical actions feel fluid, rhythmic; rather than static, tired and wasted. Do you trust your inner experience to guide you throughout the day? Empowered to interact with nature rather than automatically reacting to events as they unfold in front of you. Is taking a creative approach to living authentically a foreign idea to you, lost years ago when we surrendered to technology, relying on routine and habit to fill every crevice of our lives.
Welcome to a new a chapter of authenticity here at CultFit, exploring long-lost traits of true happiness, bliss. As always please feel to join the conversation and help shape where this tangled mess is heading …
Health isn’t about being “perfect” with food or exercise or herbs. Health is about balancing those things with your desires. It’s about nourishing your spirit as well as your body-
I’m sitting at the Whole Foods coffee bar waiting for my shade grown – Mexican Oaxaca french press to finish up, looking around for a tasty treat to share with myself. I have no idea what I want: Blueberry scones, a warm chocolate chip croissant, gluten-free – carrot cake cupcakes!?! The choices were never-ending!
All these scrumptious options leave me confused, hungry, wanting. Which “treat” is just right for me? Is a recipe for disaster.
Although during vulnerable times such as these, it seems like we are bombarded from every direction with messages from family, friends, the friendly barista about how we should live our lives.
When Whole Foods, whatever or whoever dictates how you should live your life, it becomes infinitely harder to be true to your true authentic self.
I enjoyed my coffee a la carte, like I always do. Not the most authentic moment of my morning but pretty close none the less. Taking a firm position allowed me to smile a little brighter … attracting the life (coffee) I really wanted.
Smile today and be well!
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We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master-
Remember those New Year’s resolutions you made under the best intentions to run a marathon this summer, loose a couple extra pounds, become less attached to technology, whatever?!?
I can’t remember them either, so we’re cool
Before we get too far along, start traveling sideways and I start doling out advice about “life“. The tone of this post is to bring to light an idea(s) to help you celebrate yourself this summer and the remainder of the year. Far too often we celebrate finishing a big race, blossoming on the mat, that we often overlook who got us there in the first place …
Take a moment this weekend to sit down, with an actual pen, a few pages of organic-renewable-locally sourced paper, a pint of Wynkoop Rocky Mountaion Oyster Stout, to write yourself a letter. Dated one year in advance for good measure. I can personally say that this exercise is best done after a recent success or “pat on the back” moment in your life. Imagine looking back a year from now, from a place of having achieved your most important goal this year. Don’t hold back while you pen your letter either. Thank your present self, give some tips, share a few failures and what you did right when things got tough. Savor this moment …
My resolution this year was not to write any self-serving advice posts … Take care and be well today!
Something more terrible than a hell where one suffers may be imagined, and that is a hell where one is bored-
I’m tired, weary and bored. The quintessential trifecta of re-injuring oneself, or others.
Boredom typically arises from one’s own lack of motivation, conviction and creativity. Each one of us gets bored now and then, for all I know you are already bored with this tedious post? However, the difference between being perpetually bored and seeking “healthy” alternatives is vast. You can become bored with running, cycling and yoga. Showing up and going through the motions, ignoring your body and true spirit. This is the kind of boredom that takes us down a destructive path …
How can anyone be bored in today’s world? Computer do-dad’s, IThingy’s, you name it! There’s even an app for being bored! It seems that one has to look rather hard, actually seek boredom to become bored. Once we are bored, it takes some perseverance to shake off. We can form a habit out of being bored because it presents a degree of comfort and safety. This is the point in the post where I tell you that you can become bored while running or doing yoga in the morning: Comfort and Safety.
Maybe today on the mat we can start in corpse pose? Shake things up a little bit …
Today is a brilliant day to get creative, who knows what might happen, especially if we keep an open mind?!?