It has been 18 years since I’ve windsurfed. In my youth, I passionately thrived on it for almost ten years, finding every chance I could to catch the wind. The last day on the water was the day before I met my husband. We fell madly in love on our first date. In my complete preoccupation with him, I never went back out to the water. We courted, married, and had two kids. No more windsurfing. I can still remember the day I watched a stranger purchase my board and drive away with it as I wept on the front lawn with one of my children by my side and the other in my arms. I was okay with it… to a point. I was passionate about parenting and promised myself I would someday get back on a board.
So today, years later, I am facing the truth. A piece of my core has been ignored for all these years. By no fault of anyone but myself, I let it slip away. But what does this have to do with spirituality? In everything I teach I keep coming back to the core. The center. The spirit. We can fuel our bodies with food. We can fuel our mind with knowledge. But our spirit needs something different, and each of us have at least one thing that fuels our spirit. My hope for everyone is that they discover what it is and make it a priority. There is a peace that flows through you when you fuel your core. It radiates throughout you and eases everything else you have to deal with in this life. It puts a smile on your face and a skip in your step. It helps you understand your existence.
If you don’t know what it is that fuels your core, your spirit… start searching now! If you know what fuels your spirit… do it! Address the blocks you put up to stop yourself from pursuing your passion. The are just excuses. Addressing an excuse is a perfect springboard for finding a solution. Do not let anything stop you. For some it means getting up off the couch right now and pushing yourself to do it. For others it means creating a plan to get you to the point where you can do it.
For me, this is the time to fire it up again. I’ve organized (and watched) all the necessary components fall into place. The boys are older. My husband and I have balanced our careers. My fitness is on track. I’ve booked training time in March. There is nothing left for me to do but surf!
Now… what about you?Share