Great art is the expression of a solution of the conflict between the demands of the world without and that within. -Edith Hamilton
The benefit of working at a large gym is that I see an average of about 2,500 out of my club’s 20,000 members per day. That’s a lot of people and a lot of different life stories. A lot of joy and a lot of sorrow. A lot to celebrate, and a lot to mourn. The gym in many ways is the ultimate melting pot of the community.
Any community that focuses on the right solution in life — be it a solution for weight loss, a solution for family drama, or a solution for social injustice — will find the same answer: love. Focus on the solution of love in everything you do and you will find that anything else that weighs you down (both literally and figuratively) will progressively blur itself away as you grow in love.
Love your body (and treat it well). Love your life (and give thanks for your blessings). Love others (and choose to love when it’s hard). Everything else is simple.