Mental Fitness Training

Find the spaces between thoughts and feelings
and rest in them for a moment.

Image by  Will Simpson

Image by Will Simpson

Who am I training for? Personally I’m train myself to be what I hope is more touchable. More present, a fun and wise person. I’m of the type not to satisfied with what might be considered the common and usual default mode. This mode is not all that lovable. It is snappy and crabby if it feels threatened, not getting its way. My training resume includes mindfulness meditation, Lojong Practice, Zazen, journaling, synoptic reading and reflection. All this, and I consider myself a light weight, a beginner, an amateur.

Used to be that people generally accepted that people who trained in physical fitness are off their rockers. Someday soon I can only hope that people like me who train in mental fitness will be considered mainstream like my compatriots who train in physical fitness. 

Hope you have an awesome day!

Credits — Sam Harris

Credits — The 59 Lojong Slogans - Atisha's mind-training techniques. Commentary by Judy Lief Tricycle Magazine 2010

This journal is meant as a reminder to encourage my future self. Where I work on my mental fitness and ‘adulting’. A reminder to him to operate in the world with love and compassion and some tips put together in a moment of clarity to help him when he is less clear and caught up in stuff the he can’t control.  Continue the conversation anytime: will@kestrelcreek.com.