Friday, July 9, 2010

The Key To Changing Your Life

Do you want to know the key to changing your life? Stop trying to change it and ACCEPT it. The way it is now, full of imperfection and perceived inadequacy is GOOD ENOUGH. If you continue to focus on “wanting to improve yourself” and “wanting to change for the better” you will get what you put into the universe….WANTING.

However if you push through the emotions, and turn the spotlight on that negative voice inside your head to reveal it as the imposter that it is, you may find your way to acceptance. And acceptance is the first step to freedom.

For us ladies, a perfect place to start is with our BODIES. For female kind those waters run deep. So deep that they hold great opportunity for transformation. Perhaps if you were able to accept your body and find freedom, you might discover that you can begin to do it in other areas of your life too.

So today pick up your foot (the first step of acceptance is a BIG ONE, just picking it up is a start). Commit yourself to the idea that you are whole the way you are, in the body that you have. With that intention, shine the light of presence onto your thoughts, ideas and beliefs about your body. Write them down. Say then out loud. Tell a friend. Amazingly sometimes presence is all that is needed to disprove them. Ideas we carried all our lives, blow up into a million pieces. When those messages have been devalued, you can put down that foot into the most empowering step of your life. The step that opens the door to true acceptance.

For most of my life I believed that my “fatness” kept me from being who I truly was. That I would be better thin. That I was not good enough as is. Sometimes those ideas were very subconscious but they were there. I WANTED TO BE THIN SO BADLY, more than anything else. And that’s what I got a whole lot of- wanting (and pain). That was until I decided I had NO REASON to want to be thin. I simply wanted to be present in my life, to have joy, to love myself. It no longer mattered what weight I was.

The first step I took was acceptance. Acceptance doesn’t mean “giving up”, It doesn’t mean “letting you body and health go.” It simply means detaching your physical appearance from your sense self-worth. Cut that fucking tie and do it now. Do you want to love yourself and your body? Do you want to express that love, through engaging in behaviors that are in alignment with that love? Then you must decide you are WORTHY. Worthy of unconditional love; size 8 or 18, cellulite or smooth thighs, able to run 3 feet or three miles.

Ok ladies, let me see a foot in the air….Put em’ up! A foot up for WORTHINESS TODAY…a foot up for GOOD ENOUGH TODAY…a foot UP FOR I DON’T HAVE TO CHANGE A THING TO BE WHO I AM, TO EXPERIENCE JOY, TO LOVE MYSELF!! Put your foot up, with every intention of taking that step…FREEDOM is right around the corner.


Please Fail! by Lisbeth Darsh

"Whatever you accept completely will take you to peace, including the acceptance that you cannot accept, that you are in resistance."
-Ekhart Tolle
This past Monday I made my first visit to a Crossfit Gym while traveling.  My husband and I went and did a workout with the crew at Crossfit Dewitt in Syracuse, NY.  Now my husband thought I was crazy making the effort to go on a overnight trip, but in the end we were both happy that we did.  We affirmed that the Community part of CrossFit doesn't exist only at our gym.  We were welcomed by the locals ( there are burpee penalties for them not introducing themselves!) and coached by some awesome coaches.  Once of the coaches we found out is the #3 Male Crossfitter from the North East Regionals, headed to the CrossFit Games in LA next week!   

Tommorow we will spend the day at the King & Queen of Prussia Contest, at our gym.  Excited to take pictures, and watch my hubby have some fun competing.   Next year I plan on being an being a competitor myself!

Lastly, I have been graduated from physical therapy, one-legged pirate rowing (hit a new 500m row PR 1 :49 after adding in the leg) and the doc says my knee is looking GREAT.  5 more weeks before I can go back to running, jumping and deep squatting!!  Never thought I'd be excited to run. SUPER EXCITED to be able to OLYMPIC LIFT again soon!

1 comment:

KCLAnderson (Karen) said...

Yes!! Great message and one that I've been working towards for a long time. Awareness and acceptance really are freeing.

There is no way to happiness. Happiness is the way. ~ Thich Nhat Hanh