Never Be the SamePosted: December 10, 2012
… In Buddhism, rebirth is part of the continuous process of change. In fact, we are not only reborn at the time of death, we are born and reborn at every moment-
Where would one start on the path of not being an Epic Douche?
Step one is to become aware of what and how we are thinking. Training in the gym is easy, training ourselves to be aware every second of the day of how our mind is working. The thoughts, The thinking patterns and our fundamental tendencies: Takes Time and is infinitely Hard.
Make this a habit above all else. When you set your workout/running playlist? Record a note at the beginning reminding you to be aware. A sticky note on the fridge or the dash in your car helps as well.
There is one little problem with awareness: It brings about a heightened sensitivity to the world and the other douche bags that walk Mother Earth with us. We become judgmental (just look at her ass in those Lululemon pants) and critical of ourselves (why do I always lack energy and motivation). Say hello to the never-ending vicious cycle of negativity (think of this as you read your blog roll today …). We need to Patiently (<— Key Word) learn to accept what we see and understand. Our new-found acceptance of the world leads to genuine love and positive thinking.
You can still be aware and an epic douche bag, look no further than Old Uncle Mo!
There are various techniques to help assist us in changing our attitude. A slap up side the head or a little Yoga Nidra help immensely in shaping our mind and thoughts.
Trail Run/Bike and a few Hill Sprints to get the juices flowing. Followed By:
10 Ring Dips or Regular Dips (It’s not the end of the world if you do not have rings)
20 Walking Lunges (Each Leg)
30 Seconds Jumping Rope (If you count reps … Douche?!? Get into these for 30 seconds)
Ten rounds? Sure, sounds spot on!!!
We often lose track that every thought generated in our mind is also experienced by every cell in our body. Ever feel hot and sassy after a good run or workout, while on the bad days we feel stiff and lethargic?
Take care today and ENJOY!!!