Fitness – body, mind, spiritual

   Reflecting back on my life and the oh so many ways I have used to be in my best health and state of fitness I realize none of them had anything to with a gym. So what you say? There is a major difference between the personality of someone who steps up and chooses to grab hold to a shovel, axe, rake, hoe and places their will upon the world that surrounds them, making that connection with it; and those that step into a room dedicated to merely moving things with your body in isolated movements, turning your thoughts towards inanimate objects and specific muscle groups.
  So instead of stepping in, I intend on stepping out in order to return to a fitter state of being. Notice I didn’t say to lose weight, get buff, or find peace of mind. When we find things have gone off kilter in our lives the immediate reaction is to fix it NOW! Take that breathe, get over that smack of shock, realize it didn’t happen immediately and can’t be resolved that quickly either. Allowing ourselves to set realistic goals, making the journey enjoyable is the key to making positive, sustainable changes in our lives.
   A quote I read from the Dalai Lama this morning spoke of how fear, doubt, stress tears down the immune system while happiness and peace boost overall health. Facing life with humor and a smile from the heart then already gives you a headstart on a positive path. Learning to forgive others and ourselves allows the negativity of memories to lose oppressive weight and gives us the freedom to move forward.

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