The importance of working out, even in a formal gym, is celebrated as an amazing investment one can participate in in order to condition the body and the mind. The mind is really what I’m concerned about in this particular post. Through physically challenging activities we experience many changes, bodily alterations is what we typically look for. However, as we progress we find that the real changes and challenges stem from our internal thoughts – our mind.
We deeply associate with our body, on every level. When the body becomes injured we say, “I am hurt”. Because we associate so deeply, sometimes it takes great pain or discomfort to have a shift in mental capacity. Even though this is completely possible, and inevitable, there is one final step in order to have a shift in mind set through physical excursion, that is; acceptance. We must accept the pain and therefore become fluid in the face of massive discomfort. This allows for massive alteration in the way we think. We are empowered with a release thereafter this pain is accepted and surpassed. Our mind toughens, focuses and clears. These are the rewards we receive for acknowledging one of the most basic components of human existence – pain. To think, we get rewarded for a simple recognition. Just think.