Sorry for the long delay in writing here. There’s been alot going on. A whole lot, actually, and most of it not fun.
Fight, Flight or Freeze
When I get stressed, my typical responses are to either get even more manically OCD and attack the problem or just freeze in place (I never run away). Neither helps the situations and I eventually get some sort of physical malady. The most recent bout of ‘Stressdog Struggle Pants’ has culminated in another hamstring pull, additional body weight, and my allergies are still through-the-roof awful. Many of my home, work and physical systems are suffering due to lack of attention. Plus I couldn’t figure out what to write on here. Streeeeeess!
The solution to the blog article was blindingly simple: Write about what’s happening. It doesn’t have to be clever or inspiring. Just say what’s up and see where it goes. What came up was pretty insightful, for me anyway.
Life Just ‘Is’
Life is perfect in that it just is. It’s neither good or bad. It’s not fair or unfair. It’s just my life. And I decide every moment how I want to live it. I have no control over how my decisions will be played out. I can’t control how you will interpret what I say or do. There are forces that cannot be predicted which will completely reverse every good intention and act.
But I can control what I do right now, and how much I focus on what is in front of me. That’s where life is occurring.
It doesn’t mean I leave everything to chance or stay ignorant of things like saving money, or protecting my business, my clients and staff. But it does mean I can enjoy the freedom that comes from letting go of expecting an outcome, of truly experiencing the ‘now’. It means I spend more quality time with my partner, family and friends. It means my clients enjoy my undivided attention. It means my body is where it needs to be at this time with no expectation that I must be perfect or faster or stronger or more flexible.
I will always feel the pull between where I am (present) and what I want (future) and will balance that as best as I can. That’s the only promise I need to make. And I suggest it might be something you consider in your own life.
I promise the next blog post will be a Pilates movement and/or nutrition-related post.
Peace out, guardians!