Only the hand that erases can write the true thing-
Do you want to “train” with a riding partner who is hesitant to think that things will work themselves out fine and dandy further down the road? Or do you want to practice next to a Pollyannaish yoga princess who never, ever – never ever thinks that anything could go wrong during yoga class – Until it does, chipped nail polish and all? Have you noticed of late this “spiritual presence” wafting in the air, pressure of having to be positive, jovial, and enthusiastic every stinking moment of the day?!? Even my Son asked me the other morning if I was feeling excited about rebuilding a Cannondale Headshok that exploded on me recently. “What was that little dude?” I said, “You must be kidding.” He paused, looked into my furrowed eyes and simply laughed. He knew he was trying to manipulate me into feeling “something” I was not at the moment, or he wanted to watch Star Wars Rebels?!?. Anyways, he could not help himself. He just had to give this leaky, broken down fork, a fork that was going to bother me for the rest of the mountain bike racing season, a positive spin.
What’s lost in our “spiritual presence” conquest, constantly needing to be coaxed and persuaded into balance - Is perspective. What is truly lost, is the idea to question the way we experience ourselves and others before we even acknowledge these negative thought(s) or event(s). True spiritual practice kindly offers us perspective. Once we tap into who we truly are, we look at the particular, nuanced daily experiences with wisdom and a gentle heart. We don’t have to take “life” so seriously anymore. Just looking at our inner thoughts and feelings from the perspective of – Being - causes us to find peace and smile. A deeply rooted spiritual practice allows us to observe, allowing the wonders of life to unfold before our very eyes – naturally.
Kids and broken bike parts are wonderful when it comes to offering a new perspective on this “thing” called life.
We have enough youth, how about a fountain of Smarts-
There really is no need to set up this video for you this morning … Its brilliant:
Where were we?!? Diversions!
More times than not it seems that we have forgotten all about the simple diversions in our lives that help us to decompress from our daily concerns. For many of our Dear Readers this moment of forgetfulness can be found in at the local gym, a yoga mom class or a trail run in a nearby park. This sacred refuge can also be found in our gardens where tilling soil can clear away the stress of a rough day. For many others chopping up some veggies in the kitchen sweeps away the frustrations of our nagging boss at work. We may also find relief chatting amongst friends one night down at the pub or out in the bright sunshine during a weekend morning walk with a close friend. This place may also reside on the inter-webz. Where we can roar with laughter at a silly pooch jumping on a trampoline.
Wherever this place is for you, peeps it is vitally important for us to go there regularly. The more you punish yourself Running, Training, Lifting, Dieting? The very people around you don’t get the best of you! It very well may be in these quiet diversions that we find peace … “Sh!t Son!!! Did you see that dog try to do a nose-stand!?!“
We were just finishing making a sandwich when you stopped over for a visit, how nice of you!
Happy Hips Warm Up followed by a nice 30 Minute Trail Run, and finishing with a Happy Hips Cool Down.
If you want to add some zing to your sammy? Just add, oh let’s say … 100 Hard Style KB Swings after the Trail Run.
Let these numbers marinate in the old noggin for a spell: 10k and 30 minutes. Go ahead and say these numbers out loud at your desk … 10k, 30 minutes!
To be a kid again?!? We spend our whole entire adult lives trying to be young in body. How about young in heart and mind? Be well today and ENJOY!!!
The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts-
Hmm Hmm…Don’t mind us as we puff out our masculine chest and spew machismo all about. Oh, sorry didn’t mean to get sweat all over your precious new Athleta Yoga top. Feel free to slide off your comfy Sanuks before you settle in this morning on the couch. We just poured a nice cup of Mr. Grey and chances are the kettle is still warm as evidence of the stream still gently rising into the air. If for some chance you thought things could not get any worse around here after yesterday’s Nickelback, Facts vs. Ignorance and dog balls post? Think again dear peep, its Thursday!!! Speaking of which we have never invited you into our pristine kitchen arena here at CultFit HQ? How rude…
We love food and heating things up in the microwave and basically we would like to share some of our offerings with you. So without further delay…Feast your eyes on our picturesque dinning options and like we always do on Thursday “Best Caption Wins Something”:
Without spouting off and going on a twisting rant we understand that Rest Days are the hardest part of your workout program. “Like duh…How do I get better by meditating in the car on the way to work?” or “Shit Son…I have a race this weekend and I am 15 miles low for my mileage this week!”
The simple truth: Your hyper stimulated brain never needs to rest: Go, Go, Go all the time! Problem is: You have this thing called “Your Body” and your body secretly hates your brain and every thing your brain does to it. Is it too much to ask to listen to your body for one day? Luckily for you dear peeps we have a “Body” and a “Brain” on retainer here at CultFit HQ…Here is a recent conversation we overheard in the bathroom three stalls over:
BODY- “I’m sore, that’s all.”
BRAIN- “I wonder who else is in here? Work sucks, kids are turds, what is the rep scheme today? God Vancouver sucks and the Penguins blew it! Damn Russians and who ever liked the Sedin twins to begin with? Jesus, look at this! Who put the toilet paper in the dispenser backwards? Now I’m screwed with bad luck for the rest of the day! Shit I forgot my lunch…Well Whole Foods is right next door to work, I’ll just do that instead of going home in lunch traffic. Hmm if I do go home I could stop by the co-op and do some yoga at YogaMed? Yeah, sounds like a plan. Almost forgot about the NFL draft, talk about a bunch of losers that watch that crap for four days straight! Tom Brady is still hot as hell!!! Time to wipe and go someone is coming in…Ahhh man not right next to me…”
BODY- “I’m sore, that’s all.”
Have an awesome day, Rest Up and ENJOY!!!