As a child, I always challenged the rules.
I always asked why.
Even though I did very well in math (as there is only one correct answer), my favorite subjects were art and philosophy! Art and philosophy allowed creative expression and the power to choose our beliefs. This resonated with me as I was always more intrigued by the gray area. Not just black and white!
“Facts” from history and science text books only went so far. I asked: which side of the story are we hearing and from whom? Who wrote this text book? Even though the theory may be proven, it doesn’t mean that thousands of others don’t exist! I wanted to know!
I was interested in what wasn’t proven yet. What we couldn’t see.
In life, I never wanted to do what’s been done. I enjoy pushing the envelope and creating new ideas, philosophies, and ways to condition the mind and body. I follow my creativity. I allow my imagination to lead me to new directions on my path. The power of our subconscious mind is something that is not taught to us in school. In our moments of stillness, when we are NOT thinking, our subconscious mind shines through. And this is our power!
All of us have a “subconscious mind.” Think of an iceberg. If we are in a boat floating on water, the tip of the ice berg (that’s visible above water) represents the “thinking mind.” Yet, what lies below the water is the rest of the iceberg which is much more massive in size!!! This represents “the subconscious mind.” The subconscious mind is responsible for our being and responsible for majority of our behaviors in life. Our thinking mind can sometimes cloud us and keep us from moving forward and progressing in life. Especially if we identify with our minds, we can easily lose sight of the truth !
Our minds are tricksters and can often lie to us. It is healthy to step outside our comfort zones and watch our thoughts. This way we can see what we are habitually thinking. Are they positive or negative thoughts ?
In watching our thoughts, we can see what we are continually telling ourselves and dis-identify with our thinking brain. We can use more of our subconscious and more imagination to direct us and lead us towards our ultimate potential – a fit mind body and soul !
The thing is, your soul already knows the answer. Start listening to your soul, trusting your intuition, and believing in your dreams. Your soul is the energy that is your light ! It’s what attracts people to you and attracts the goods things to you and your When we stop thinking, we start doing, and taking action is the first step to getting fit!
Us girls can use movement and exercise to access our subconscious minds! And turn off our brain! I get it – we are all working so hard: to be great daughters, friends, girlfriends, wives, sisters, workers, bosses, make money, support ourselves… And change the world! We are under lots of pressure! All while to look good at the same time! We need that moment to turn OFF our brain – and this is where the workout comes in! Our moving meditation! Please make sure to sweat and move your body! It can only make you better!
But remember being fit is not just something physical. To be fit, we must have fit bodies, fit minds and fit souls. All three elements are connected to well being and happiness.
Start asking why. Start taking action. Brain off. Movement on! Love yourself!
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