It’s taken more than a year but I’m finally feeling healthy again.
More accurately, after 51 years, well-being is arising.
The first statement refers directly to my body, and to some extent mind. Last year I pushed the edge of the envelope physically in order to reach my goal of qualifying for, competing in, and finishing the Ironman World Championship in Kona, HI. As a newcomer to the sport, the task dictated a very demanding, and purposefully designed training regime. But, over time, it wore down my physical systems, and severely drained the mental energy I drew upon in order to keep motivation and focus alive. Despite leaving me in disrepair, I don’t regret any of it! In fact, I’m thankful because it also spawned new growth.
The Universe invited me to devote this year to regaining strength and vitality, while also building resilience and durability… for body, mind, spirit. As with the three Ayurveda doshas, all must be in balance in order to have a strong constitution.
Life is change.
There are always shifts occurring, whether they be subtle deflections or abrupt revolutions. In either case, transformation ensues. This past month, I’ve been living in a cabin in the woods, close to nature and divorced from most** man-made rhythms. What’s changed? Nothing. Everything.
“It will never get better than now.” ~Tommy Rosen (meet TR)
“Everything is within. Everything exists.” ~Miyamoto Musashi
“Health is more than what you’re eating and drinking. Health is also about what you’re thinking and saying.” ~Dana McDonald
**Carefully chosen podcasts continue to feed me; two episodes in particular are:
> #RRP302 with Rich Roll & Tommy Rosen (Recovery 2.0)
> 17.07.04 with Tami Simon (soundstrue.com) & Jeff Foster (LifeWithoutACentre.com)