Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Slug Speed WIns

Nothing is ever solved, or created, by standing still.

Movement is the process of the Universe. So move.
Do something. Anything. But do not stand still.
Do not remain "on the horns of a dilemma."  Do not fence sit.

Put your foot down on one side or the other,
swing the opposite leg over and start walking.
You'll know before you take ten steps if
you're going in the right direction.

Not to decide is to decide. 
Try to not make choices by default. 

The above was sent to me this morning by Neal Donald Walsch. I like it a lot. It is applicable in myriad ways. It prompted me to consider some tangent abstracts that have been falling around my head, much like in this very nicely done short video on Newton's Laws of Physics

One idea is that we are in constant application of this movement. As it applies to inertia and plays out in our motivation. Many years of testing and training has taught me that my mojo is in direct relation to my desire to create inertia (energy) and sustain it. 

With the key component being the pre-contemplation. The old 'what's in it for me?' question. Because sometimes that is a rather astute question. Someday we just don't feel like blistering a 5K or nailing 250 watts for twenty minutes. Some days we feel more like pulling the down comforter up to our nose and indulging in another fantasy. Or hiding. Not facing our fears. Defaulting to nothing. 

So we force the issue, jump-start it. Until the act of movement, initiated by our practice of healthy choice, becomes habit. We simply get it goin'. We go. One step. We put our arse into gear. It doesn't have to be a high gear, simply enough power to initiate the trip. 

And then we continue. Will and inertia. We push, pull or pedal our carbon and fiber mass through time and space. I move therefore I am. I do. I will. I go. 

As this time passes an interesting thing happens at a critical crossroad. We start to 'get it'. We add focus, awareness, joy to the mix, now teeming with happy chemicals, and we are moving a heck of a lot faster, with power and grace, LOVING EVERY MINUTE of the ride. It is no longer painful, but a specific response to life's nonpolluting and organic energy moving through. We ask for more. We seek knowledge and structure as fuel, we do the little things because we recognize their magnificent contribution to the whole. We serve a higher horsepower. There is no distraction and nothing else more important. This might be love. Where it will end we know not, but...

We know it is headed in the right direction. There is no doubt. THIS IS IT. 

And then its gone. Woosh. We are left in a sweaty void, heart beating with muscle memory of a cut-away sample of the power in freedom. Your life in the fast lane. All you can be. Unconditional and selfless. No matter what. Regardless. We rest, recover, re-build and repeat. 

From survival to service. The very process of the Universe. 

All you gotta do is start. 

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