Socrates and Buddha: “Know Thyself!”

Echoing a famous Pierre Teilhard de Chardin quote: “We are not human beings having a spiritual experience.

We are spiritual beings having a human experience,” a statement that Socrates and Buddha, in spite of their differences, would agree on. So, from one spiritual being to another – Namaste.

Free your Mind – Walk

Frédéric Gros: why going for a walk is the best way to free your mind Carole Cadwalladr  – Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09.04 AEST Some of the finest thinkers in history were also enthusiastic walkers. In his surprise bestseller, Frédéric Gros uses philosophy to show how walking can bring about a sense of peace. So why…

Rebellion to Find Fulfilment

“Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t…

Guide to Avoiding Procrastination

In AD 65, Seneca the Younger was forced to take his own life by the Roman Emperor Nero. The reason for Seneca’s execution was his perceived involvement in a failed assassination attempt of the Emperor. He was made to sever his own veins while ingesting poison. Today, Nero is remembered as a tyrannical figure in…

The Loneliness Of The Long Distance Runner

The “runner” as a metaphor Literature about running has changed over the course of history. The short story “The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner” by Alan Sillitoe gave this genre a political perspective that changed the vision of a literary “runner”. Sillitoe’s character Smith uses running as a way to mentally reflect. Running gives…

Trial of Miles, Miles of Trials

John L. Parker’s Once a Runner follows a fictional elite collegerunner, Quenton Cassidy. Cassidy is a sub-4 minute miler, and Olympic Gold Medal contender who professes a “secret.” The secret is that there is no secret. There is simply a trial of miles and miles of trials. Every day we make choices and one of the…

Benefits of Being Sick

No one likes to get that annual nasty flu or cold that lasts a week or more and comes roaring back just as you think you are getting better. Not a single person I coach or train with likes to miss training, not even a single day. But the reality is, sometimes you get that…

Plan “B”

Are you “Competing or Completing” are you a “Professional or and Age Grouper” these are the questions you need to ask yourself, when you enter in a race. On race day one of the organizes  assignments is athlete pick up on the bike or run  course. This means responsiblity for taking the athletes back to…

Fear of Starting

Beating the Fears that Cause Procrastination At its root, procrastination is almost always based on some kind of fear. And figuring out how to beat that fear is the key to unprocrastination, in the long run. Quick fixes are fine, but if the fears remain unabated, they will continue to act on you, causing you…

A pencil saved my life

Ways to Think More Obliquely, a range of thinking strategies to explore a challenge in new ways. These strategies are always great to have in your toolkit when exploring a new project.

Mind to Restore Your Body

Use Your Mind to Restore Your Body After a Run. Hanging out in nature, with friends, or in a happy place helps you recover faster. After a race or hard workout, our bodies can be pretty out of whack. Cortisol, a hormone that’s released when we’re under duress, floods our systems. And our beat-up muscles,…

Mentality

Cultivating mental fitness ensures that an athlete’s physical fitness can be fully expressed today, and it also promotes long-term progression and fulfillment tomorrow.