“When you realize nothing is lacking, the whole world belongs to you.”
~
Lao Tzu
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We believe what we perceive.

Mindfully creating our reality requires fierce discipline. Sacrifice is doing something you have never done to achieve
something you have never attained. It has zip to do with relinquishing time or money.

Bucket lists represent an unfulfilled life versus dreams we wish to fulfill down the path. It is always safer to make a
list or talk about doing something versus taking action today.

We possess the power of choice.
Inventory your excuses to sabotage what you perceive.

“What we live by we die by.”
~
Robert Frost

Wellness is about possibilities not pathology.

The socialization process inherently includes cultural or health myths we likely have entrenched as truisms. The insidious nature of habit dulls awareness and discipline en route to your Noble Truth. This mindset ushers fear-based illusions to the forefront to mitigate mythical disappointments. Complacency trumps action.

This is a path to self-destruction.

It is imperative we honor our strengths, talents, and visionary spirits instead of overlooking our admirable qualities, accomplishments, and contributions to life. Affirmations represent the cornerstones to self-actualization.

Each of us has an inner critic we cannot kill. It incessantly disparages our actions, decisions, and feelings leaving our self-worth in the gutter. A “zero tolerance” policy to fears and excuses will catapult your inner wealth of potential and blindside self-doubt into submission.

Habits are both neural and physiological — and extremely powerful. Expect at least 21 days to alter each habit. It is a process not a decision. It is a change of heart not a test of your character. It is not like a New Year’s Eve resolution.

The type of self-talk we choose is key. It will obviously propel or impede our growth. Awareness of this ever-present cognitive nemesis will help silence its distortions and lies. Until we accept responsibility for our perceptions and beliefs there will be little movement forward.

A paradoxical sense of freedom emerges once we understand our power to make life-affirming choices.

“The dance is a poem of which each movement is a word.”
~
Mata Hari

Energetic dams inhibit our ability to thrive. Most of the blockage emanates from within us. It is impossible to live an authentic life if we consciously or subconsciously undermine our True Nature. Transformation requires accountability.

Our bodies were meant to move just like our minds were meant to be challenged. Fluidity is vital to our health. Blocked energy flow creates an imbalance in one or more dimensions of wellness. The key to fluidity is being centered. A centered body means a centered mind.

Understanding and implementing the concept of being centered will dramatically change your life.

Being centered allows you to be true to yourself, make incisive decisions, and effortlessly catalyze your unrelenting verve in the spirit of transcending your health, performance, and potential in life and sport.

When we recognize our life is our mirror we begin to understand the chaos merely represents our mental state. When we quiet our internal chatter with our breath and posture chaos will simmer. When our breath is low no energy is wasted on tense muscles. Adversity, chaos, drama, and the rest of it are simply part of life – deal with it.

Innumerable options exist to assist become centered. Some examples include meditation, yoga, Tai Chi, self-hypnosis, exercise, mindful eating, biofeedback, and so forth.

Being centered induces accountability and allows us to naturally flit across any self-imposed bridge of clutter, doubts, fears, excuses, insecurities, and derailment to your growth.

Winds of change blow through our lives daily and shit happens beyond our control. It is only from cultivating an inner calm and centered state we are able to transcend perceived chaos.

A commitment to move swiftly forward in the spirit of self-actualization is a decisive state of calmness.

“If you cannot find the truth within yourself, where else do you expect to find it?”
~
Dogen

The bottom line –> Awareness.

The path to lifestyle changes for each person will be fraught with unique hurdles. Optimal wellness will truly be realized only when you consciously begin to know yourself…for the first time.

Stay centered.
Live your Noble Truth.

May your Sadhana thrive!

Namaste…

Jeff Kildahl

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Jeff Kildahl is an author, consultant, endurance athlete, and philanthropist advancing preventive health care by synthesizing primary source nutrition and fitness as the principal components of the practice of medicine.

Kildahl is a sponsored vegan ultra-endurance athlete credentialed in bioenergetics, biomechanics, metabolic efficiency™ testing, sport nutrition, and natural medicine. He is a dynamic member of CUBE™ ~ a professional speakers group ~ empowering others to harmonize the "Keys to Living in the Song of Life."

He is the wellness editor at Snowshoe Magazine, United States Snowshoe Association columnist, and contributor to health, fitness and wellness sites, blogs and publications.

Kildahl is the creator and president of The Wholistic Edge® ~ a visionary firm providing synergistic solutions to transcend health, performance, and potential in life and sport from the inside out via the principles of Performance Medicine™ ~ http://thewholisticedge.com.

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