Find a comfortable space today, allow yourself 5 minutes in silence to think about how the following quote may apply to your life:
“You can be fully satisfied with where you are, understanding that you’re eternally evolving. When you get into that place of feeling appreciation of where you are and of who you are, and appreciation of what you are, and you accept that you are a never-ending, always unfolding Being, then you can stand in that delicate balance of being optimistic about what is to come, without being unhappy about where you stand. Find a way of eagerly anticipating future changes, while at the same time you are in love and satisfied with who, what, where and how you be.”
-Every day do something that will inch you closer to a better tomorrow-
Mike Sherbakov, CSCS, CPT, RYT
What kind of people do you surround yourself with? Who do you spend the majority of your time with and what kind of activities do you enjoy with these people? Take a moment to observe the most influential people in your life. Do they make you stronger? Do they push you to become a better version of yourself on a daily basis?
You are the average of the five people you associate with most.
It’s just the way it works. If you want to be a good tennis player, you generally surround yourself with tennis players. If you enjoy live theatre or surfing, you instinctively gravitate toward the individuals who possess similar interests. Love partying and staying up all night? I’d be willing to bet your closest friends do the same thing.
Knowing you are like a sponge, naturally absorbing and meshing the … Read More »
In a previous blog, we discussed perception and reality. Can you see the world through the eyes of another person? Are you able to take on a different perspective? Try this exercise and let me know what you find:
Take a minute to scan your surroundings. Are you in a familiar place or somewhere new?
Stop reading this, and just look around you.
Pick out an object, maybe something you hadn’t noticed before, and focus your attention on it. Once you really focus, it will begin to radiate and become more “real” than it was when it was just an unnoticed piece of the background noise of your life.
Now, attempt to see your surroundings from the object’s point of view. This may be easy for some but extremely difficult for others. Depending on how capable you are at focusing your concentration, you may … Read More »
“Everything you see or hear or experience in any way at all is specific to you. You create a universe by perceiving it, so everything in the universe you perceive is specific to you.” – Douglas Adams
Jim navigates through life wearing green-lens sunglasses, Jane with red-lens sunglasses. At the end of each day, Jim tells his friends how “green” the world is. Jane does the same for her friends, describing in great detail how “red” the world is. Assuming they don’t realize their respective colored sunglasses are worn, which one of them is correct in their perspective of the world?
We all view life through a unique lens or “window” as I like to refer to it. This window may be distorted any number of ways based on previous life experiences. With no two windows being identical, looking through them provides … Read More »