What’s Standing in Your Way?

What stands in the way becomes the way.

– Marcus Aurelius

I used to consider it inevitable that when I went away on holiday, I would eat less healthy and not have time for focused exercise. I had sort of resigned myself to time away being time off from fitness and having to make up for it when I returned.

I then realized that I was creating this world by equating a break in routine with not being able to get healthier and stronger. Since then, I’ve made it a point to come back from vacations even healthier and stronger than when I left.

How to achieve this can obviously be challenging, but I find the answers unfold from the decision for it to be this way. Now having a baby and being without our nanny, this presents even more of a challenge.

However, one of my favorite principles, which I read in ‘Meditations’ by Marcus Aurelius, I’ve learned to quickly apply when I encounter challenges. That thing which I *think* is an obstacle is not only a path (as in a direction) but it is almost always actually the means to accelerate me towards the end result.

My 5 Step Process For Creating

As a reminder (initially for myself), I’ve summarized my process for creating everything into 5 stages. My clients are finding it useful as well, so I’m sharing with you too.

1. I witness.
2. I access.
3. I intuit.
4. I act.
5. I allow.

If you have questions – or want me to unpack anything – please ask! 🙏🏼❤️

The Inefficacy of Consideration

I find that most consideration prior to taking action is only delaying the inevitable. When as a practice one stops considering and simply acts more often, besides gaining back the time that would have otherwise been spent in consideration, there is an unexpected secondary gain in productivity. I would even go so far as to say that consideration is inversely proportional to FLOW.

The Rise of Emojis

In David Abram’s book ‘The Spell of the Sensuous’ he shares a theory as to how the evolution from symbolic to phonetic language was instrumental in disassociating humans from their embodied sensuous connection to each other and the earth.

I have read also that the Garden of Eden myth represents this same transition in that the birth of language, which sliced up reality into separate conceptual bits, was the bite of the apple from the tree of knowledge of good and evil.

The recent frequent use of emoji’s to express oneself is looked down upon by many as a descent from the nobility of language. However, I am enjoying using them as an exploration in the merits of their subjectivity and what they evoke.

Each emoji here represents a functional idea about my identity, which I do daily work with to inculcate as habitual thought. I find that contemplating the ideas via the symbol gives me access to more diverse interpretation and richer meaning, lending power to the installation and efficacy to their function.

What do you think of the increasing use of emojis? How are you using them?

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