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Fragments

Life is nothing more than endless fragments. Piece by piece it is fulfilled. But, fulfillment is not completion. If so we would die at the moment of achievement… the finality. Alas, the moment passes immediately. Now is eternity. There is no future. There is only the next thing. A life lived beyond the ordinary is […]

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Movement

To think creatively is to bring about harmony between mind, emotion, and action. That is, if you are convinced of an action, without the search of a reward at the end, then that action, being the result of intelligence, releases all hindrances that have been placed on the mind through the lack of understanding. –– […]

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The Reality of “What Is”

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.

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Lifestyle: Movement . Nutrition. Longevity . Performance

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Endure: life, pt. 1

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 […]

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A New Route

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, […]

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Freespace: a Necessity in a World Defined by Parameters

The clearer we are about what we want and what may be our abiding passion, the easier it is to chart our own course. Search. Seek. Experience. Desire. You want x, therefore you do y. With fitness, what follows is often a prescription. You’ve been trained to think the formulaic answer is the way. A […]

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Hardship

I knew it wouldn’t be easy. Deep mental, systemic fatigue gripped me. My physical body seemed ready, though readiness is often an assumption proved false shortly after setting out. Stomach issues. What’s the cause? Nutrition? Water quality? Stress? A combination? I’m going to chalk it up to too much sugar, carbs, etc. This has happened […]

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A Skyward Journey

Focus. Tune in. Tune out. Intention. Know the objective, disregard all else. Trust. You are always in the right place at the right time. Simplicity. It’s enough. Completion. Set the target. Get there. Presence. This is what you want, this is what you get. Persist > Resist. Life wants you to assume the role, and […]

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Fire. Aim. Ready.

Search out the most prominent target possible and sling your boldest shot. –– Robert Greene How many days until ________ ? The countdown to the deadline, test, event, or similar monumental target is the ultimate form of accountability. Each day, in some way: mental / physical / task-productivity, focus, etc. prepares you for what is […]