“No man steps in the same river twice.”
—Heraclitus, Ancient Greek, pre-Socratic, Ionian philosopher
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When you examine the pace of change in your life, what do you see?
When you look at your various communities, where do you notice small, subtle changes? Where are the tectonic shifts far more noticeable?
Just as a river changes its flow and its course over time, our lives are always flowing from one day to the next. To fight or resent such change is like grabbing a handful of air.
Where are you currently upset and angry about the course of your life?
Where are you trying to paddle upstream against the currents of change?
How can and will you instead step into the new river of each day, embracing and influencing your journey?
“Does refusing to go to the gym count as resistance training?”
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How much sleep do you get on a typical night during the week? What about the weekends? For most people I know, the numbers vary considerably.
Yesterday morning, my body woke at the normal time, but given it was the weekend and I was extra tired, I passed up my morning workout and went back to bed for two more hours of needed rest.
My resistance to going to the gym was completely appropriate given that I needed more time to refresh and recharge after a full work week, which had already included numerous visits to the gym.
Where do you push, stretch, and challenge yourself to grow and expand your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual potential?
Where might stepping back and saying, “NO” to some of these growth opportunities be the best choice, needed to progress optimally through your life?