Your Values

“Successful people know their values which in turn define their criteria. This makes it easy to make any decision. Key decisions are like deciding to drive somewhere. The subsequent decisions are the act of steering along the way. Just because you made a grand decision to go somewhere doesn’t mean…

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Clearing

Having a clearing is like stepping out of the woods into a clearing where you can see clearly what is important and what is not. Suddenly all the bullshit and struggle and pain is gone because all you can see and feel is the truth. In love, in health, in…

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Through the ages

Fitness of the mind and body is an ongoing process, like breathing. The only finish line or day of arrival where you can stop making the effort is the day when life has left your body. Until then, it requires constant vigilance and care. There will be days and even…

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Be Like Water

  My meditation today was centered around a concept that was recently brought to my attention during a Qigong training:   Be Like Water Powerful Fluid Unrelenting Water has huge inherent strength and potential It easily moves around rocks or mountains that stand in its way It simply builds up…

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Give Yourself a Break

The stress of freaking out and hating yourself for slipping in your perfect routine or commitment is far more damaging than the slip itself. In this age of everyone becoming Superman, of becoming and doing better than our best, we have unwittingly designed in a self-defeating response in our relentless…

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Teaching

Teaching is an act of compassion. It does not mean you are smarter, stronger, better than anyone else, it means that you are willing to hold out your hand in support of others who share this bumpy road we call life. We are all teachers all the time, whether we…

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Inner Light

I remembered a few people in my life who pretended they were “the good guy” but who were actually arrogant, oppressive assholes and I kowtowed to their aggression. It reminded me, nobody does you any favors but you yourself. No body takes power from you but you yourself. You don’t…

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Awakening

One day you awaken and realize that everything you do is only because you hope to have what  is already yours. It is a profound moment when you realize that this is not some trite philosophical statement. When we are dying, we realize we have spent a lifetime striving for…

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Enthusiasm

What best describes how you feel about your life? •I live my life with disappointment and withholding. •I live my life with passion and enthusiasm. Do you live up to [what you imagine is] the expectations of others or do you dance to the beat of your own drum? When…

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Connection

If today was the last day of your life, would you spend it doing what you are doing right now? While writing my book, Feeding Body, Mind and Soul, there was a truth hidden between the lines that speaks of an even greater power than eating well or exercising for…

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Speak From Your Heart

“Don’t waste your life. Don’t waste my time. I cling to your every word as though it was your last. Speak from your heart. Always.” ~Anton Uhl~ Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn

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Be Me

I shall honor my children, my partners and my friends. I shall honor this gift of life with respect and gratitude. I will stop second-guessing what I think others expect of me and live fully into the present with the gifts and knowledge I already have. I will continue to…

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Eternal You

If you have ever watched someone die, then you truly understand that you are not your body. One moment there is life. In the next moment there is nothing but meat. This meat has now become a different part of the cycle of life, but its purpose for you is…

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Evidence of Failure

How do I fight what appears to be evidence of failure? When I was younger, I felt fearless. I didn’t weigh out the pros and cons of an inspired moment. I just jumped in and did what had to be done. Success met me at every turn. Most of the…

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The Purpose of Life

The purpose of life is to sustain life. This purpose is the fundamental program that runs at the foundation of everything we think and do. All mental and physical activity is either serving this purpose or working against it. We are either growing or dying. The survival principle: We are…

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Perception

Every Sunday my best friend comes over to hang out and Monday morning we go for a run. Our Monday runs are only about 3 or 4 miles at an easy pace. Nothing too challenging, but it helps to get the blood flowing so all other systems come to life.…

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