There is no “ideal” to be sought and obtained. No future to be lived for. Hope postpones the actual. Hope delays life. Pursuit of the ideal is a vain struggle, a gratifying self-deception.
ENDURE This is uncomfortable. This is discomfort. Should I stop? Apply this to any and all scenarios, respond appropriately and continue onward. How many times have I wanted to quit? Many. And quit I have. Ask: do I grow in the unknown, or cease in the familiar? One would think that a successful response would […]
Our propensity for pleasure, peace, and comfort is always a recipe for division and limitation. The familiar route entices an active mind. As the body hums along the mind darts between thoughts and emotions; sometimes settling on one in particular for a prolonged period. As a runner, my focus is sometimes on distance or duration, […]
Heartland 100, October 2012.
Tired. Cold. Wet. Belt buckle in hand. Life in a day!
Traveling forces you to either figure it out, or succumb to your desires. You either maintain your philosophy or you become an experiment of consumption.
When you understand, it is always at once. When you don’t, it is always postponed. Day in and day out I pushed my body. I lifted, pressed, pushed, pulled, squatted, stepped, lunged, ran, pedaled, and stretched with a feverish desire to create the body I longed to inhabit. Yet, after these sessions what I placed […]
Nutrition: The Power of Intent — Life thrives on routine. Consistency comforts. Day seamlessly transitions to night. — Change requires thought. Is this good, or bad? Should I, shouldn’t I? — Thought requires energy. Decision produces conflict. Choice builds discipline. — Food is life. Nutrition is nourishment. Satiety is satisfaction. — Act with joy. Eat […]
Stagnancy –– Movement / Immobility –– Mobility / Lethargy –– Vibrancy Unfit –– Fit / Hardship –– Ease / Sadness –– Happiness Progression. To do less, but attain more. Arrival. There comes a moment, or period, in which life is dynamic. Time and energy are utilized in less physically intense ways. To succeed, one must […]
From Terry Orlick’s, “In Pursuit of Excellence” Always positive thoughts. Only positive thoughts help you do the things that you really want to do. So think to yourself, talk to yourself, and focus only in ways that will help you live and perform to your true capacity. Always positive images. Only positive images of the […]