The Secret Sauce…

What’s the missing piece? What’s the thing that always seems to be so elusive in life?

Grace…

We are nothing without Grace.

It simply doesn’t matter how dedicated you are without grace it’s hopeless.

Grace is the glue that binds us together. It’s the thing that makes us complete living beings. It’s the basic constituent of life and it’s so often overlooked.

The space from here to there is grace.

Open your heart to it and your life will change dramatically.

No matter how self-sufficient we feel we are nothing without grace. We need each other.

Grace is the only way through…

I’ve gotten it wrong for so long that I’ve convinced myself I was right. But it’s not about the past is what I’m doing right now.

Make yourself available to grace…

None of us would be here without it.

Those people…

Everyone once in awhile you’ll meet someone that has a valuable impact on your life. These people are not trying to “teach” you anything they are simply allowing you and encouraging you to be who you truly are.

These people are gifts, like lights, on the trail of life.

We need to cherish these people and be grateful they came before us.

We need to be there for the next set of people and shine the light that was given to us…

Really Trifecta?

I started using the trifecta food service. I was really excited to have the gluten free banana nut bread. The first week I got two small muffins.

The second week I got this:

$16 bucks for two servings of sheet cake! The question is this does the above product look anything like their picture?

I really like what they do and hell all I have to do is not get that product but really man? What the hell could be going into the bread that makes it cost that much?

Will

I really can’t say how many times my mountain biker friends have suggested that my lack of performance on the bike is due to a lack of will. I find this interesting because I definitely push myself, but it’s made me reflect more and more on the subject…

While will can get you skill it’s not the same thing. People with a lot of skill forget what it’s like to not have any skill. I’ve been riding mountain bikes for just over 4 years. I’ve gone from being barely able to navigate small rocks to riding down some pretty gnarly shit. There have been a lot of thoughts and emotions in between but a lack of will is definitely not a limiting factor.

So whenever my friends have suggested that it’s a lack of determination I’ve often barked back “Yeah whatever”. Anger aside I couldn’t help but think “I’m seriously giving everything I have here and I’m still failing. Why?!?”

It’s just not time.

Let me say that again…

It’s just not time.

In the program we have a saying TIME = Things I Must Earn

So it’s not just about will. Will is important but if it was just about will I would have had everything long ago. If anything it’s about the removal of will and movement into acceptance. Will is just a refusal to accept reality. Don’t get me wrong it has it’s place in each of our lives but it’s generally useless outside of life or death situations. Pushing yourself isn’t always the answer sometimes pushing yourself means doing nothing.

I’ve learned a lot over the past few years with respect to the body, mind and spirit. It’s not just about will and determination. There is some other thing that I don’t have a word for but it’s there…