Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Day 6.168 Get it?

It is that time of year. Graduation.

This morning we completed nine weeks of high-intensity indoor training. It felt like a graduation. Completion, a rite of passage, movement, growth, another notch on our gun barrels, more rungs on more ladders. Like a good commencement speech, it was inspiring.

It also felt like accomplishment. It also felt like success. I feel SUPER about what we have done and the time we spent doing it. We could have made other choices, we could have stayed in bed.

But we made a commitment to ourselves and to our training partners while sending a powerful signal to the others in our community and to our family and friends.

We chose go. We choose do. We came and we did. We conquered lethargy. We beat the tar out of fear. We rose above all those limiters that keep us chained to the mundane.

We won. We cooperated and we endured.

And we are ready for more. The foundation has been successfully built. Let us rock forward into the light.


Lastly, I would like to offer an observation. Someone dear to me is suffering. He is overwhelmed by the largess of his responsibilities. There are massive money issues, a failed relationship and job uncertainties. He is depressed and frightened.

We spoke last night and as much as I tried to encourage him to 'hang in there and trust the process - because it will get better,' the message was not at the inspirational level I wanted. So I thought about it late into the night. Here is what I came up with: Bob Dylan was right.

The many here among us who feel that life is but a joke, are right.

It is. Nothing is worth losing yourself over. We have to rise above all this man-made crap and get the joke. It is a good one. Fucking hilarious. This life. Nothing matters but you growing into your awareness and laughing at this cosmic paradox.

Lighten up dude.

It is that time of year. Get it?

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