“If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else. It will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.” --Bruce Lee Yes. Thank you, Bruce Lee.
I think people forget that the mind, body, spirit connection is a chain. And that chain, when linked together, acts as a power cord. When plugged in, the energy extends through you, out of you, and touches all that you do.
The challenge is that many people don’t or can’t pay attention to more than one link. If they’re spending a lot of time in their brains – they forget to exercise. Or if they’re exercising or are in training for something, maybe they’re not spiritually connected. Or if they’re living in the land of feeling, they let the feelings override their brains.
It’s a connection of links. And all are to be balanced like plates in the air. It’s a delicate connection that you have to be mindful of…and work on. And you have to be aware and have enough perspective to even see 1) IF there’s a disconnection and then, 2) which part is disconnected. Even more interesting is when you are able to stand back and look at how things are affected when one of your links comes off.
Life doesn’t just happen to you. Life is about the energy and intention you are living and putting out in the world.
In college I read that the body is a house of four rooms – spiritual, intellectual, physical, and emotional. And those rooms are to be opened and aired out each day. This is how I started thinking about balance. “Did I air out all of my rooms today?”
So – back to Bruce Lee - one of the most incredible athletes and spiritual warriors and physical pioneers of our age. Once you’re connected, THERE ARE NO LIMITS. There are only the limits that you create and perceive. You can do.anything. Anything at all. You can lose 20 lbs. You can do a pull-up (by years end...I am obsessed with this goal.) You can run a marathon. You can jump out of an airplane. You can scale a mountain. You can trust in love. You can overcome things that happened to you in your past and flourish. You can do the scariest thing ever and become a parent. You can be healthy and well. You can stop fear in its tracks. You can be successful by whatever means you measure success. You can. You can DO.ANYTHING.