The training, the race, and my goal of having him finish with me, all came together perfectly. Was it my fastest time or sharpest race? No, and it didn’t matter one bit. I wasn’t doing it for that reason. I was doing it for my son so that we could bond, have an experience, and maybe plant some seeds of inspiration.
It's easy to feel good about things, and positive and optimistic about one's future when things are going well. But it's a whole heck of a lot harder to do that when we go into a dip in the proverbial roller coaster. I like to call this phase the Pause. Just like the...
Living in Los Angeles and having to navigate the busy freeways, highways and city streets, I found that this daily ritual offers a great opportunity for me to focus on the art of giving.
Each day I’m given the choice to let people in front of me. Or not. Kind of like the opportunities we are given in life to help one another.
“The moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too.”
-attributed to Goethe
I can really relate to this. Early this week, I saw an ad for a local 6 week cross-fit class at a gym near where I live. Instantly I got an intuitive hit that I needed/wanted to do it.
Self-growth isn’t easy and it can be very frustrating and embarrassing (trust me I know), but It’s sure worth it. It takes patience; unconditional love and honest communication aimed at yourself as well as to those you are journeying with. I truly think there is no greater gift you can gift to yourself or to a loved one than to be open, honest and willing to explore those areas that we aren’t whole in.