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There is something that burns inside me every single day.
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Some days I’m able to articulate and express it and I feel invincible.
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Other days it feels more like a burden than a blessing.
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Those are the most frustrating days to be inside my own head.
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Those days I have always found refuge in nature and art - especially music. More and more I’m finding it in other forms, written word, movies, and paintings.
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Nature doesn’t have to do anything. It simply exists.
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Art, on the other hand, must be created. I draw strength, energy and inspiration from both.
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With art, I’m ceaselessly amazed by how others have been able to successfully communicate their musings in a way that satisfies their soul but also entertains and helps others. (Looking at you @springsteen & @tommorello ).
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“I've done my best to live the right way
I get up every morning and go to work each day
But your eyes go blind and your blood runs cold
Sometimes I feel so weak I just want to explode
Explode and tear this whole town apart
Take a knife and cut this pain from my heart
Find somebody itching for something to start
The dogs on Main Street howl
'Cause they understand
If I could wrench one moment into my hands
Mister I ain't a boy, no, I'm a man
And I believe in a promised land”  I’ve also realized I’m far from alone in this “struggle”. Talking with others who understand this mental battle helps tremendously. Not to get answers, but to reinforce that I’m not alone and the struggle break through is a worthwhile pursuit.
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Shout out to @dkterdonna @caroburckle @1scottmcgee @ihviiimattvincent @mrjoebuckner and Dad for helping more than you know with your words today.
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To everyone out there seeking and creating, stay the course. The juice is worth the squeeze. (The squeeze is life.)
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And never underestimate the power of checking in with people. Send the note. You know the one I’m talking about.
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Embody the light. Practice eternity.
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As a I write this I realize I haven’t been writing enough lately. Channeling this into words is cathartic. More coming...
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📷 by @ryhormel 
#fuckyourfeelings #nature #art #creative #expression #light #tao #sisu #unconquerable #writing #music #outdoors
There is something that burns inside me every single day. . Some days I’m able to articulate and express it and I feel invincible. . Other days it feels more like a burden than a blessing. . Those are the most frustrating days to be inside my own head. . Those days I have always found refuge in nature and art - especially music. More and more I’m finding it in other forms, written word, movies, and paintings. . Nature doesn’t have to do anything. It simply exists. . Art, on the other hand, must be created. I draw strength, energy and inspiration from both. . With art, I’m ceaselessly amazed by how others have been able to successfully communicate their musings in a way that satisfies their soul but also entertains and helps others. (Looking at you @springsteen & @tommorello ). . “I've done my best to live the right way I get up every morning and go to work each day But your eyes go blind and your blood runs cold Sometimes I feel so weak I just want to explode Explode and tear this whole town apart Take a knife and cut this pain from my heart Find somebody itching for something to start The dogs on Main Street howl 'Cause they understand If I could wrench one moment into my hands Mister I ain't a boy, no, I'm a man And I believe in a promised land” I’ve also realized I’m far from alone in this “struggle”. Talking with others who understand this mental battle helps tremendously. Not to get answers, but to reinforce that I’m not alone and the struggle break through is a worthwhile pursuit. . Shout out to @dkterdonna @caroburckle @1scottmcgee @ihviiimattvincent @mrjoebuckner and Dad for helping more than you know with your words today. . To everyone out there seeking and creating, stay the course. The juice is worth the squeeze. (The squeeze is life.) . And never underestimate the power of checking in with people. Send the note. You know the one I’m talking about. . Embody the light. Practice eternity. . As a I write this I realize I haven’t been writing enough lately. Channeling this into words is cathartic. More coming... . 📷 by @ryhormel #fuckyourfeelings #nature #art #creative #expression #light #tao #sisu #unconquerable #writing #music #outdoors
This is not a fitness post. It’s a post about conquering our lesser selves.
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Fitness just happens to be the arena where I first learned to hone this highly transferable skill we like to call mental resiliency.
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Enduring physical discomfort can be an opportunity to train the mind to endure mental discomfort.
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Since most of the things we want in life are on the other side of mental discomfort, aka doing the work, the more we can inoculate ourselves to discomfort or adversity, the easier it becomes to continue to grow and stretch our boundaries, to explore edges and evolve into the human beings that we ultimately want to be.
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One thing I’ve learned about myself in seeking to master my mind is that I need lines in the sand. Whether that means someone literally drawing a line in the sand to challenge me, or using workout timers, pomodoros, or creating self-imposed deadlines, nothing motivates me like facing that binary judgement: Did I? Or did I not?
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If you struggle to exhibit the discipline that you want, try creating a sense of urgency by using timers, setting deadlines for yourself, or creatively setting up lines of demarcation to hold you accountable to help you take responsibility and ownership of your actions.
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This is one place where making it binary helps: Did you or didn’t you rise to meet the challenge? Make it binary so you cannot rationalize your way out of it: either you did or you didn’t. .
Your choice. What’s it going to be?
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The workout is simple:
5 x Toes to bar
10 x push-ups
20 x KB Swings
Complete 1 round every 2 minutes for 20 minutes (10 rounds)
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#fuckyourfeelings #movement #bebetter #dobetter #growth #mindset #resilience #antifragile #fitness #health #mentalhealth #sisu #grit #unbeatablemind
This is not a fitness post. It’s a post about conquering our lesser selves. . Fitness just happens to be the arena where I first learned to hone this highly transferable skill we like to call mental resiliency. . Enduring physical discomfort can be an opportunity to train the mind to endure mental discomfort. . Since most of the things we want in life are on the other side of mental discomfort, aka doing the work, the more we can inoculate ourselves to discomfort or adversity, the easier it becomes to continue to grow and stretch our boundaries, to explore edges and evolve into the human beings that we ultimately want to be. . One thing I’ve learned about myself in seeking to master my mind is that I need lines in the sand. Whether that means someone literally drawing a line in the sand to challenge me, or using workout timers, pomodoros, or creating self-imposed deadlines, nothing motivates me like facing that binary judgement: Did I? Or did I not? . If you struggle to exhibit the discipline that you want, try creating a sense of urgency by using timers, setting deadlines for yourself, or creatively setting up lines of demarcation to hold you accountable to help you take responsibility and ownership of your actions. . This is one place where making it binary helps: Did you or didn’t you rise to meet the challenge? Make it binary so you cannot rationalize your way out of it: either you did or you didn’t. . Your choice. What’s it going to be? . The workout is simple: 5 x Toes to bar 10 x push-ups 20 x KB Swings Complete 1 round every 2 minutes for 20 minutes (10 rounds) . #fuckyourfeelings #movement #bebetter #dobetter #growth #mindset #resilience #antifragile #fitness #health #mentalhealth #sisu #grit #unbeatablemind