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Fitness for Body, Mind and Spirit

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Fitness for the body, mind & spirit

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Challenging yourself, aiming high, and unlearning fear...

What’s the most important thing in your life right now?

In my morning guided meditation I was instructed to ask this question in the third person. I know, big question. One that may take time to sit with and contemplate. Right now I am focused on developing my body, mind, and spirit and sharing knowledge with the GreenNote Fitness community so that you can develop and grow as a person. My intention with this specific newsletter is to show by doing with a big training day, look at goal setting from a different perspective, and plant an idea that we need to unlearn fear. Keep in mind two things: 1.) This is a process, a daily practice 2.) No person is perfect. We can choose to move forward and do our best each and every day Let’s delve into what the path looks like this week. Fitness for Body - On a roll completing another ‘big training day’. These challenge the body as well as the mind. It requires focus to complete each movement with precision and efficiency. When it starts to get tough make sure you are playing your mantra in your mind such as, “Easy day. I got this.” Also focus on your breath.

You can see my exact routine on my Facebook page.

Action: Set a day on your calendar that you will complete a ‘big training day’ in the next seven days.

Fitness for Mind - Development in this branch this week focused on goal setting, mistakes, and success. I learned a different perspective on this from Bruce Lee’s teachings. Let’s take a snap shot of each.

Goal Setting - Goals are something to aim at, gives your life purpose, and something to strive for with a daily practice. They don’t necessarily have to be accomplished; by the act of setting and working towards them, we grow. We grow in “the doing”. Bruce also looked at goals with the need to be flexible and that they are not segregated, rather they are part of an ecosystem. In effect, by putting forth good work, the world will benefit. He called his big goal, “Definite Chief Aim”. Image of it to the right.

Mistakes - Bruce valued mistakes and defeat. “Defeat is nothing but education. Nothing but the first step to figuring out something better…"

Success - Success is very much related to giving to the universe. We don’t operate in a vacuum. We aim to a high goal that benefits others; we are part of an ecosystem. "Success means doing something sincerely and whole-heartedly. This is a way of being human. Success is not a destination or outcome. The success is in the doing and doing it with your whole heart."

Action: Write your own Definite Chief Aim. Aim high. Picture what your ideal goal is. What can you do with your whole heart? I’m working on mine right now...

Fitness for Spirit - As with challenging our bodies and minds, we must also challenge our spirit. Why? The spirit craves challenges in order to grow, so that it doesn’t go to the shores of ‘spiritual shipwrecks’. Our spirit will wither without challenge. One definition of spirit: the force within a person that is believed to give the body life, energy, and power.

This week I’m gaining energy from this quote by Gabby Berstein, a leader in the spiritual and meditation realm.

"A spiritual journey truly is unlearning fear and remembering love.”

Action: Spend one whole hour without checking your phone, tablet, computer, or watching TV. Spend that time in contemplation, walking outside, or authentically communicating to another human being. Ask what is the most important thing in your life right now. How can you unlearn fear and remember love?

Challenge yourself.

Aim High.

Unlearn fear.

Remember love.

Hmm…let’s do that...

To your journey,

Lisa Schaffer

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