Rack My Mind

Men [and women] feel disturbed not by things, but by the views they take of them-

How many of us hold onto pain long after being hurt by someone close to us?  If there is one thing we all share in common … Bearing a grudge against others consistently holds us back.   It’s completely natural to experience the full spectrum of emotions ranging from anxiety through to anger and sadness when we grudgingly hold onto pain.  Holding on, however, hinders the natural process of emotional healing from reaching resolution.

Let’s remember that forgiveness is simply not about forgetting, excusing or rationalizing what has happened to us.  Forgiveness does not involve forgoing justice, or relinquishing any claim to reparation that is due.  To forgive is quite possibly the hardest thing we will ever do in our lives … Yes, even harder than a Warrior Dash.  Forgiving others requires courage and maturity to listen to and feel the pain, accept the loss and most importantly:  Pressing on with life.

The Plan-

The Workout-

We recently uncovered this program from our Forgiveness series of programs here at CultFit.

Gently pick up your trusty Kettle Bell and let’s go for a Walk.

Alternating Goblet Squat Pivots … Settle, ease in and out of the bottom position.

One Arm Waiters Walk … Each Arm.  Axilla?!?  Fully open to the world!

Don’t fret or worry about reps or sets.  Just go for a Walk.

Notes:

The hardest person to forgive?  Yourself.  Be well today and ENJOY!!!

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29 Comments on “Rack My Mind”

  1. elisariva says:

    One thing I have learned – forgive and move on, but be wise about trusting again…

  2. Chatter says:

    Another well thought out post. Forgiveness is really hard to do.

  3. Jill says:

    Ohhh…just googled “Alternating Goblet Squat Pivots.” They look delicious!

    • CultFit says:

      If I had to add one thing: Try using these as a nurturing movement. Knocking these out for reps/sets completely defeats the purpose. And yes, they are delicious. 🙂

  4. urbanbeings says:

    too much baggage in grudges, better to open it, look through it then leave it at lost property with forgiveness… doesn’t mean you ever have to carry that persons bag again, that is a whole different suitcase! 😉 nice post!

  5. What’s that quote? If you’re looking backwards, you’re not moving forward. Something like that. 🙂

  6. BroadBlogs says:

    I first learned this lessen from my mom who seemed to make her life way worse by the way she took the things that happened.

    Thanks for the reminder.

  7. Somer says:

    Dude, heavy today! So true as well. I compare someone who is carrying around a burden of not being able to forgive someone with a person trying to tote around 6 heavy bags at the airport without a cart. It totally weighs you down.

  8. imakeeper says:

    Lovely advice and so true! Be nice to yourself 🙂

    • CultFit says:

      This is a recurring theme that I re-hash every so often. Just as we learn to pattern movements we also need to learn how to pattern our thoughts in order to bring balance to our lives. Plus I’m a dude with blonde hair who needs to be told a million times how to do “stuff”. 😉

  9. bgddyjim says:

    The cool thing about forgiveness is that it’s a lot like cycling – the more we do it, the better we get at it, the easier it is to do it again… Great post as usual.

  10. LizForADay says:

    It is so hard not to hold a grudge that is for sure. I try to find something good in every interaction I have with people, even those that get on my nerves. I make every effort not to hate anyone or anything. Great post. 🙂

    • CultFit says:

      You and I both, always look for the positive no matter how hard it may be. Part of my writing experiment here is exploring a path that continually keeps us moving forward. Holding grudges, Revenge etc. These feelings hold us back and throw us for a loop that may take a lot of time to recover from.
      I hope all is well and please take care once again! 🙂

  11. Mr Oh says:

    Great post and enjoyable illustrations. Enjoyed the pretty things tune too.

    • CultFit says:

      I’m glad you liked the post! The only reason I put the video in is because I really like it. The Pretty Things were one of the best bands from the UK during the “Invasion”. Yet, not many people took a liking to them. Plus (because I like to start arguments) Phil May was so much better than MickJagger … 😉

  12. garagegym107 says:

    The most difficult thing I ever had to do was forgive an immediate family member for an inexcusable infraction to the family bond.
    IMHO, forgiving doesn’t mean the relationship carries on, it means you have grown into a bigger person and no longer dwell on the issue.

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