Six days a week, I wake up early, pull on my jeans and head to the recreation center where I commit my body to a two hour workout.
I swim a half-mile, lift weights, run, bicycle and meditate along with stretching in the hot tub. Why? I engage those workouts to maintain my body, mind and spirit in perfect harmony with the energy of the universe. You might say, “But I don’t have time for such a time commitment.”
Millions would agree with you. However, according to Neilson statistics, the average American male watches 4.5 hours a day of TV weekly for a total of 29 hours. Women watch 24 hours per week on average according to the same study. Shocking? You bet! Especially in light of the fact that 67 percent of Americans face overweight challenges.
Beyond the obvious of Americans not eating and exercising enough, I engage people in conversation wherever I see fellow gym rats or dance friends in Denver or people at church.
“Hey Joe,” I said. “How was your summer?”
“You know,” he said. “The same ole, same ole…worked a lot, never really got to do much of anything. I watched a lot of TV.”
Maybe I am old fashioned and maybe not so 21st century techie oriented. Perhaps I like to keep a balance with my heart, mind, body and spirit. Therefore, I read books rather watch television. I call my friends instead of text or email them. I plan dinner parties at my house rather than sterile restaurants.
When someone asks me about my summer or weekend, I tell them about all the great activities I shared with friends and my wife. I tell them about bicycling to the top of 14,200 foot Mt. Evans. I tell them about dancing the country two-step at the Grizzly Rose in Denver. Last week, Sandi and I saw a theatrical production of Man of La Mancha.
In the conversations of my life, I live boldly, excitingly and on purpose.
How about you? Watching too much television? Not taking any time for your body, mind and spirit? The week before he died, as he laid in a hospital bed, creative superstar Walt Disney used an overhead projector that lit up the ceiling above him to create a series of diagrams of a new idea for the future: Epcot Center. His brother walked into the room for a visit.
He said, “What do you think of monorails carrying visitors to our space exhibits? I’m thinking of new kinds of experiences in agriculture where we grow plants in the air (hydroponics). I’d like to give visitors a chance to visit the world via a “virtual” flight around the planet…we can name it “Soaring”….” His brother jotted down the ideas. Walt smiled with excitement. A day later, Walt Disney passed away, but his ideas live in the 21st century.
The conversations in our daily living determine the stories, friends and outcomes of our lives on a day-to-day basis. So how do you make your life as creative as Walt Disney, Robin Williams, Dancing with the Stars, sports heroes or a father teaching his daughter to fish or a mother teaching her daughter to swim?
Sew your mind with positive thoughts that trickle down into your heart.
When your heart receives that kind of mental energy, it beats at a higher vibrational frequency. That drives loftier, creative thoughts which turn into ideas, moments, songs, poems, books and paintings.
Express words that give expansive understanding to your daily conversation. Those words inspire, encourage and aspire your own cells and that of those who hear you to greater concepts.
Grow your experiences by dabbling with quiet moments while sitting on a rock, or by a stream, or along the shore of a quiet lake.
As you travel through the wondrous journey of your life, the daily conversations within your being become the Rembrandt’s Picasso’s or Walt Disney’s. Your choice of the conversations, thoughts and intentions defines and creates the intention of your life. Choose spectacular living over the “same ole, same ole.”
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