Updated: Aug 5, 2019
I remember him vividly. He was incredibly strong for his size. He went to the gym every day and man did he workout hard. He was ferocious on the rugby pitch too. He could hit, boy! He had zero fear. He was well read and often said profound things that could cut through the bullsh*t .
He seemed to have it all both inside the gym and out.
As I got to know him more, I began to learn that he had no sense of who he was or what he was supposed to do. He was, underneath this picture of physicality and Zen, very lost and VERY angry. He drank too much. He was a womanizer and a cheat. He had no real stability in his life other than his commitment to the gym and to reading.
I remember realizing he read and went to the gym not to work on being better but to wage war against his demons. He fought everything on the surface.
He had no true understanding of depth or grace or love or peace. He had no idea what it took to actually live healthy.
He was a shell. He was fit but not well.
I remember understanding all this when looking at him and it hitting me like a sledgehammer. It changed my life dramatically!
Because the person I'm talking about was ME!
See, we (you) are not what you appear to be. You are what you ARE.
If we (you) want to make significant changes in your life, you must discover who you want to be, reconcile that with who you currently are, set a path and get to work.
Not a "goal", a path.
This is not a "challenge" which you "complete" and then you are done. It doesn't work like that.
This is a commitment to a way of life, to joy, to peace, to health and, most importantly, wholeness and wellness of the mind, body and spirit.
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