Like everything, it’s about balance. The “Hell Yeah Neurochemicals” can turn a regular dude into a total ski bum who wakes up at 65 and goes oh shit I forgot to do – everything else I wanted to do in life. So those highs we get from skiing, surfing, practicing yoga, and meditating are superb practices for finding zen, the zone, runner’s high, and ultimately what is now commonly known as “flow”, in everything we do. But balance, leading to optimal and then extraordinary performance, is truly the way.
While we prefer to foster these states so that we can work smart and play hard versus analyze everything to death, many folks (Type A’s - cheers to you) want to know details. Curiosity is certainly a key ingredient in a lot of what makes a holistic lifestyle sing, so here goes…
If you are here, you’ve either dropped in as a client or as a person surfing the world wide web like so many of us chasing down answers for years. Chances are you have dropped your drama, you are in the shit of it, you are seeing changes and you’re hungry for more. Curiosity is the driver. Essentially you’ve hit 70-80% in the way of personal and professional development and you are ready to rock, but you’re still hanging on to this or that, perhaps battling drama in some realm of life, or feel you simply have not yet hit your full stride.
Well – Congratulations!
You are now welcome to just drop all of that. Every single bit of it. Whatever got you to this point, hey – we’re sorry, we’re proud, we’re excited, and we’re right there with you – we have these insane stories and challenges that perhaps another has not, that perhaps not one living soul knows about, that blah blah blah – yep it’s kinda like that – seemingly incessant. But at 70-80% of working through all of it, usually with a good amount of life experience under our belts as well, we are alive and loving it and dropping the rest of it sure is a load off… and it may still take some time, but hey it’s the last load. Essentially, we are here, we showed up, over and over, now we share. Corny as hell, but true. We’ve checked ourselves, over and over, gotten over ourselves (well, hopefully mostly), we have done oh so much individual work and now have an arsenal of tools and techniques ready when the next challenges arrive, as we know they will, and that’s all that matters.
In these modern times, and especially in the United States today with so much insane eruption, and therefore hope for more change and social justice, we do have to get really real with ourselves, do our diligence, get gritty and go deep in order to transform and progress. No one is safe! Avoid much? Yep well whatever it is that gets your goat will be right back. Interested in the trendy “abundance” in all realms of life that everyone is chatting about? Yeah, well that takes stepping up and dropping the rest of whatever brought you to exactly where you are right now. That last little bit. Thank it. And move it along. It might be back. Just note it when it returns, work toward greater understanding of it in order to continually learn, integrate, transmute, and yep, thank it again.
Folks who have been handed easier paths often don’t even begin to understand, but huge kudos to those who are actually willing to be real about it, offer it up and equally give thanks to good ol’ luck. (Both Obama and Letterman do so on Letterman’s Netflix show – great example.) It is rare to hear this from fortunate business people, funded artists, or pro athletes. No doubt they still put in hella effort to make progression happen. But so have you. You have organically done the work. You are truly self-made. You have had the ability and determination to dig deep over and over in order to progress. You are resourceful as hell. You are a survivor. So, yep, you deserve just as much credit as that guy. We are not afraid to call BS on the ridiculousness of where even the wellness industry has gone, such as social media bots, straight up lack of authenticity, and we prefer to focus on supporting those who clearly walk their talk on the daily with true spirit shining through the plethora of shallow content, ridiculous red tape, and non-stop selfies. Having intel from those in the know, we don’t have much time as a country or world to remedy the direction we are going. Yet we again have an opportunity to shift the landscape, and we need you now.
The takeaway is that just because people are capable of finding fleeting glimpses of “oneness” in the physical realm or “success” in business, or omg the wedding ring, the baby, the Cinderella complex seemingly coming into fruition, doesn’t mean much has been figured in reference to holistic health and overall wellbeing. It does not mean it automatically translates over to mental and/or emotional realms and quite often proves with time to be quite the opposite. The artist, the athlete, the suit often have not accessed the more subtle layers of being that offer the opportunity to truly cultivate self-awareness, awareness of others, and how the two are intricately and inextricably connected. Want to learn more? Let’s Apres.
Neurochemicals that make you go Hell Yeah can be the impetus to oh so much. Backed by science, that mix, held within superb yet easy-to-meet structure, can lead to even further progression. Progression leads to fulfillment which leads to peak-to-peak performance and essentially a super fun life. How awesome to put a little extra effort into all realms and find that happy high for not only yourself, but for those around you? The ripple effect is real. So let’s keep it real. #SessionIt