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“I run because if I didn’t, I’d be sluggish and glum and spend too much time on the couch. I run to breathe the fresh air. I run to explore. I run to escape the ordinary. I run…to savor the trip along the way. Life becomes a little more vibrant, a little more intense. I like that.”
― Dean Karnazes, Ultramarathon Man: Confessions of an All-Night Runner
Your body hears everything your mind says.
I have stumbled upon this quote a few times now and each time, it brings a huge smile to my face. It reminds me to check in with what motivates decisions, actions and behaviours. With reflection we can all get there…understanding our why’s. This is it, from Howard Thurman…
“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”
I hope whatever you are doing at this time, that there is at least a piece of it that makes you come alive and if not, that you are motivated to bring that change into your life.
A wonderful quote from an exceptional movie…
“Hey… Don’t ever let somebody tell you that you can’t do something. Not even me. You got a dream you’ve got to protect it. People can’t do something themselves they wanna tell you that you can’t do it. You want something go get it. Period…”
Will Smith, The Pursuit of Happiness
I am always amazed at the amount of pressure we can put ourselves under, especially when things are not going well. So many of us have such high standards and when we feel as though things are not going “right” or “accordingly to plan” we can beat ourselves up, somehow feeling responsible for it all.
A friend of mine recently went to a Pearl Jam concert and reflected on a quote that Eddie Vedder had shared with the crowd. He reflected on things and apparently said, if you live long enough, you’ll see that bad things happen. Somehow this was freeing for me to hear, realizing that we are not always responsible for everything, that sometimes bad things just happen and our job is to do our best amongst it all.
I entitled this post, The Way of the Warrior because I often think the journey of life is like a Warriors Journey. We often think of Warriors being brave and strong with the noblest and smoothest of lives, but sometimes their journey is dark and scary, and they can feel insecure or downright dreadful. Just like in every good movie or book, the journey of the Warrior is full of unexpected challenges and obstacles that throw him/her off guard. Paulo Coelho beautifully articulates this in his book, Warrior of Light.
“Every Warrior of the Light has felt afraid of going into battle.
Every Warrior of the Light has, at some time in the past, lied or betrayed someone.
Every Warrior of the Light has trodden a path that was not his.
Every Warrior of the Light has suffered for the most trivial of reasons.
Every Warrior of the Light has, at least once, believed he was not a Warrior of the Light.
Every Warrior of the Light has failed in his spiritual duties.
Every Warrior of the Light has said ‘yes’ when he wanted to say ‘no.’
Every Warrior of the Light has hurt someone he loved.
That is why he is a Warrior of the Light, because he has been through all this and yet has never lost hope of being better than he is.” ~ from Warrior of the Light by Paulo Coelho
So I encourage you to remember that you are on a Warriors Journey which has all types of events, challenges, wonders and frustrations. And remember, if you live long enough, you’ll see that life doesn’t spare anyone in this…we all have them at some point. And all that’s asked of us is to try to work with them as best we can and be easy on ourselves.
Today was an incredibly beautiful day – the sun was shining, the temperature was warm and there was a wonderful cool breeze. The only thing to make this better was a good book to read alongside the day. One of my favourite reads, is The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. If you have not heard of this book, I highly encourage you to pick it up and see why it has won the Guinness World Record for most translated book by a living author. It has been translated into 67 languages and has sold over 65 million copies…and there is good reason why. This book is a life changer, a motivator and a real inspiration for those who are wondering what their purpose is. This fictional story is full of wisdom and insight…encouraging us to tap into that part of ourselves that knows truth and steers us in the direction of what is best.
It has made a sincere difference in my life and I would like to share some quotes from Coelho to hopefully inspire you.
“And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.”
“There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.”
“In order to find the treasure, you will have to follow the omens. God has prepared a path for everyone to follow. You just have to read the omens that he left you.”
“In his pursuit of the dream, he was being constantly subjected to tests of his persistence and courage. So he could not be hasty, nor impatient. If he pushed forward impulsively, he would fail to see the signs and omens left by God along his path.”
“Remember that wherever your heart is, there you will find your treasure. You’ve got to find the treasure, so that everything you have learned along the way can make sense. “
When individuals were asked to write about their experience at TouchStone Health, these were the most common words used in their response. The larger words indicate a higher frequency of use.
It is a pleasure working with individuals to help uncover the causes of illness and supporting them find their way back to health. Kind words like these make this line of work even more fulfilling.
“Live life in all possible ways; don’t choose one thing against the other, and don’t try to be in the middle. Don’t try to balance yourself—balance is not something that can be cultivated. Balance is something that comes out of experiencing all the dimensions of life. Balance is something that happens; it is not something that can be brought about through your efforts. If you bring it through your effort it will be false, forced.”
Osho, The Book of Understanding.
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