LESS BODY, MORE SOUL
- What would happen if I cared less about my body and more about my soul?
- What would happen if I cared less about my body and more about my baby?
- What would happen if I cared less about my body and more about my legacy?
- What would happen if I cared less about my body and more about encouraging others?
- What would happen if I cared less about my body and more about how I felt in the skin I’m in?
- What would happen if I cared less about my body and more about living life?
You know what I think happens in all of these scenarios?
Don’t be fooled. The outside is temporary. Our bodies are fleeting. We are wasting away. Death is not up for question. Ok, so that being said, without being downright depressed or morbid, what can we do?
- We can remember that our outside is NOT who we are.
- We can remember that caring about our body is essential, but to the extreme – when we judge our worth on our appearance – it is toxic.
- We can remember that obsession over our physical appearance can become addicting and all-consuming; like any addiction or drug, it steals life from us and makes us disconnected.
- We can remember that are along as we do something positive to honor our bodies every day, that we are making good choices and that should be celebrated.
- We can remember to be kind to ourselves – remembering that our bodies are our vehicles for life – and that by treating them well, they will take us far. This mentality reminds us that our bodies are our transportation…NOT who we are; instead, they enable us to participate in life.
The best way to really ignite this concept of “Less Body, More Soul” in your life to to ask yourself the following two questions as directives:
1. Have you found joy in your life?
2. Has your life brought joy to others?
I love this concept of joy immensely – so much so that I have the French word for joy, joie, tattooed on my hip. I don’t want to skimp on the richness of this word, so we will continue expanding upon this topic in next week’s episode.
Think about the following this week:
o The two questions on joy
o What will happen in your life when you let go of identity your value, your worth or your measure by what you look like on the outside – is there anything that you haven’t done yet in life that you want to because of your body?
o Your bucket list
HERE’S MY BUCKET
MY BUCKET LIST
- Marathon – DONE
- Win a Marathon – DONE
- Ironman – DONE
- World Championship – Team USA – DONE
- Snowboard Double Black Diamond Slope – DONE
- Snowboard every major mountain range
- Surf in every ocean
- Compete in a surf competition
- Run a marathon on every continent
- Write a book – DONE
- Start my own business – DONE
- Ride an elephant – DONE
- Ride a camel
- See the pyramids
- Stay in an overwater hut in Bora Bora – DONE
- Ride in a hot-air balloon
- Go on a safari
- Milk a cow
- Run with the bulls
- Stomp on grapes to make wine
- Work on a vineyard
- Attend an Olympic Games
- Attend the World Cup
- Attend the Superbowl
- Run on the Great Wall of China
- Go hang gliding in the Alps – DONE
- Ride a Segway
- Give a TED Talk
- Ride a gondola in Venice – DONE
- Go deep-sea fishing
- Go whale watching
- Swim with sharks – DONE
- Stand on the equator
- Float in the Dead Sea
- Swim in Lake Retba – the pink lake – in Senegal
- Camp on the beach and build a bonfire – DONE
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