Layers, or Illusion
Layers, or Illusion

Layers, or Illusion

As I wrote in my last post, I'm unpacking layers physically (inside), emotionally, and mentally. It's about the search for myself--my true self. Paradoxically, as the layers are stripped away…

Continue Reading Layers, or Illusion
Vulnerability
The practice of vulnerable gratitude

Vulnerability

Gratitude is a recurring theme in everything I do and there's a reason for that. It helps me stay sane & healthy, and to train effectively. It helps me feel…

Continue Reading Vulnerability

Transformation

I work hard at making change happen. More precisely, my efforts are directed towards improvement: getting healthier, fitter, faster, leaner, stronger, smarter, wiser, calmer, more balanced in mind and body.…

Continue Reading Transformation

Unfolding

Ten trail runners were recently asked about the best advice they'd been given. What I find interesting is the common thread among their answers--to allow for process.Progression, unfolding, development, growth.…

Continue Reading Unfolding

Step by Step

For me, there is joy in the experience of each step as an expression. During my long run today, the focus was inward--feeling and connecting with the body and mechanics;…

Continue Reading Step by Step

High-quality connections

A recent article by a prominent news agency grabbed my attention, "Friend zone: why we all long to belong".Author Emily Esfahani Smith discusses how belonging--in a relationship or a group--gives…

Continue Reading High-quality connections

Celebrate

It's taken me a long time to learn the importance of doing things for the soul, rather than only challenging the limits of the body or mind.I've pushed myself. I've…

Continue Reading Celebrate
Meditation
Awakening: a process that is already here.

Meditation

If you're not meditating at least five minutes every day you're missing out on a tremendous gift. Perhaps this is a bold statement, but I stand by it. Adyashanti characterises…

Continue Reading Meditation
Energy
Energy

Energy

Energy. What is it?If you ask an athlete, the reply might be that it's the stuff that moves the muscles allowing for exercise. This person might even explain that it…

Continue Reading Energy

The Journey

People ask me, or more specifically wonder, how I can do an Ironman. They find the idea of swimming 3.86 km (2.4 miles), cycling 180.2 km (112 miles) and running…

Continue Reading The Journey

The Inner Fire

My entire life has been about connecting to, or perhaps the search for, the inner fire. What drives me? What sustains me? What keeps me going?Since early childhood I've felt…

Continue Reading The Inner Fire
The Inside Happy
Together

The Inside Happy

"It's that Inside Happy feeling. You know what I mean?" While at the health food store yesterday evening I started chatting with one of the staff, whom I've not seen…

Continue Reading The Inside Happy

Silence, then Growth

(Photo by Ken Hansen) Inside my heart there's been a poignant silence these past hours. The feeling I'm experiencing is one of mourning. Many others, near and far, are expressing…

Continue Reading Silence, then Growth
Should… Really?
"The rain should go away." ... Really? Is there another viewpoint that allows more flow?

Should… Really?

"Should" What do you feel inside when reading that word and letting it echo in your system? Please note that I'm not talking about emotions but rather the kinaesthetic of…

Continue Reading Should… Really?
More…Or?
Live in Peace. Live in Now.

More…Or?

More is not always better. I thought about just leaving it at that for this post. But somehow to do so seemed like a copout. Why is that? Certainly it…

Continue Reading More…Or?