The Noble Path
Trees lose their leaves, sunshine turns to rain, trails break down and your favourite features shift from one to another as your riding ability improves—impermanence is an undeniable and inescapable fact of human existence.
Buddha stated that in this world nothing is fixed or permanent. Nothing remains the same—human life, trees, mountains, streams, thoughts, feelings, perceptions and emotions. And part of the suffering we experience in life is because of our attachment to impermanent things. We mistakenly believe these impermanent things like, people, relationships, careers and circumstances are what make us suffer—it’s not impermanence that makes us suffer, it’s wanting things to be permanent when they are not. Continue Reading…
Riding in circles of animosity
You’re riding down a trail and you get a flat tire, what’s your next move? Do you stop and take a moment to fix it or do you get angry, keep riding and blame whatever gave you the puncture for slowing you down, ruining your ride and destroying your rim?
So often in life people hurt each other, and then carry a heavy burden of bitterness that consumes their heart. And if forgiveness does cross their mind, they often say the offender deserves it, I’m not apologizing until they do or I can’t let them win.
Ride your own ride
If you’ve ever tried to keep up with someone beyond your skill level or who’s style is different from yours, than you understand how it can deplete your confidence or cause you to crash. This happens because you’re not being present in your mind—and you start to become careless and reckless.
It’s important to take responsibility for yourself, and this fact is the same in all aspects of your life. When you’re mindful of your needs and feelings, you become a much better versions of yourself— you can focus on the right things, and everything gets better. Continue Reading…
So little is needed to make a happy life
You don’t have to be a flower-child to find peace, love and happy vibes man. Happiness is a state of mind, and once you tune into the naked truth of what brings you joy, you’ll have more of what you need, be able to enjoy everything you have and won’t be worried about what you don’t have. Life becomes a lot less stressful and a lot more groovy baby.
The typical life: work hard, make money, spend it on mortgage payments, new clothes, nicer cars, trendy technology and more crap to fill the extra rooms in your home. Most of us understand that happiness isn’t directly correlated to the number of things we own. Yet almost all of us live like that—the more we earn, the more we spend. Continue Reading…
People are oceans, you cannot know them by their surface
Whether it’s friendships or romantic relationships, getting below the surface can be difficult. And sometimes we don’t even realize we’re craving a deeper connection until we find it.
Once we get through small talk, we hold back or don’t know what else to say. We’d rather not be vulnerable so we float around on the surface of our relationship, reserved in our connection, with an unfulfilled sense of intimacy.
Venturing down a new path
Embarking on a journey towards enlightenment is like hopping on your bike in search of new trails and undiscovered features. Most of the time we tend to evade uncharted territory because it means facing fears—we’re comfy where we are thanks!
We deny our curiosity and the call to a challenge because it’s much easier to coast through life or cruise down flow trails. But if we take on the challenge of exploring our potential and the unknown, we can find enhanced experiences and greater achievements.
A new year, a Zesty Life!
Are you ready to drop into the new year, kick ass, stop worrying and get in tune with your health, nutrition and emotions?
Do you want to feel confident and peaceful and have healthier relationships? Do you wonder what it’s like to have an unshakeable mindset and soulful purpose?
This new year is a chance to start fresh and add a little Zest to your life! Below is a taste of what Livin’ the Zesty Life is all about. These strategies can help strengthen your mind-body connection and cultivate healthy habits for a lifelong foundation of healthy living. If you want to dive deeper into the Zesty Life, hit the link at the bottom when you’re done! Continue Reading…