I have not written a post in a while and felt it was time to do so. I imagine people who reads this, are already into Self Development and hopefully Hyperspace work. So you know about the vast amount of layers we are made of, when we think we are at our peak, we look up and see another one yet unclimbed. This is to me the purpose of living. Not to collect peaks, but to realize there are infinite ways to climb the same peak. They said in the 80’s that Rock n Roll was dead, yet there are bands touring all over the world, making new recordings and so on. As long as there is a need for the experience, it will be available. When the Second world war ended, people never thought there would be war again, peace was won. We all know how long that lasted…
The first time I ever stepped into a gym, was with my Father, 12 years ago, I was 15 at the time. And this extreme environment of men and woman, growling and sweating, training their muscles to grow big and strong, was something that filled me with curiosity. At that time I wasn’t into Hyperspace and Oversoul work, and I experienced the gym as a place where size mattered. But over the years I started to peel the onion of the gym world. I saw the ugly side of steroid use and never being big enough, I saw people that made the gym their home because they couldn’t cope with the outside, I saw myself in others, I saw people do amazing things. The funny thing is that I still see the same things today when I walk into the gym, but I have a different pair of eyes. I see all these people making conscious decisions to become better versions of themselves. There are of course some that are more successful than others, physically speaking. But what all of them has in common, including me, is that it is all about the mental part of the experience. If you want to compete in fitness, you are forced to compare your body to others, it is what it is. If you want to experience that, there are a prize you have to pay, by not being good enough for the judges. This is in my mind, destroys a lot of people from reaching their OWN best potential. The only judge we should have, is the one inside our mind. So if we can’t accept ourselves, leaving that up to somebody else, we will fall into destruction of our own self value.
This not only applies to fitness, it applies to everything we do in life. But I feel it is very clear to see the point in my example. The top two bodybuilders in the world are Phil Heath and Kai Greene. Phil Heath has six Mr. Olympia titles and Kai Greene has none. The Champion looks down upon the world, defending his title year by year, the top dog is still hungry, and there is nothing anyone can do to push him of his throne, that is his reality. Kai depicts himself as the Underdog, luring in the background, and as long as Phil is competing, he will never reach his goal to become Mr. Olympia, that is his reality. But when i look at the two of them, i see one man who accept his reality, and one who doesn’t. Both of them has accomplished extraordinary things with their bodies, what amazing mind patterns they both have. But Phil is the Champion, Kai is not. Kai is bitter over being number two in the world, he can’t accept that, he makes all these comments on the Champion not being worthy and so on. Being the second best in the world is more then most bodybuilders never achieve in their careers, yet he keeps depicting himself as the Underdog that one day will kill the Top Dog. And the question I am asking is: Is it not enough to be the best dog you can be? If we work hard at our endeavors, and make our absolute best, how is that not ever enough? Why do anyone need to be the best at anything, if he or she is not in his or hers own mind, the best that they can be? Ask yourself if you are judging yourself by comparing to others, most likely you are, I AM TOO! (sometimes;)) Am i the best parent in the world, or am i the best parent i can be. Am i the wealthiest or do i have everything i need to live a good life. Neither Top Dog or Underdog, be the best you can be.
I have been trying different sports for a while, running, mountain biking, Crossfit, etc. But now I am back at the gym which I resented and judged for a long time, without realizing I was resenting and judging myself! It feels amazing to be lifting again, I didn’t realize I missed it until I started again. I am focused on my workout, planning it and watching videos and reading to improve my knowledge. But most of all, I am enjoying myself, gym time is my time, building bigger and stronger muscles to balance my bigger and stronger mental muscles. As above so below. Everybody should go to the gym or do strength exercises in my opinion, you can’t be to weak, to skinny, to big or to old, that is self sabotage. Now days there are gyms that fits everyone. I want to help people who have little or no experience of gym training, take the step and start lifting. I want people to realize that they have the power to change themselves into the best they can be with the power of their minds, the training is just a physical representation of that. Feel free to send me an email or leave a comment below. The journey of a thousand miles, starts with a single step.