@lauraloverrwr , thank YOU for getting us... and appreciating that the combination of our personalities is what makes our TDM instructor team undoubtedly and beautifully unique. You’re the best! (swipe for more beautiful shots of @lauraloverrwr finding her plank and shavasana in Croatia this summer!) 🤸♀️💃🏻🏃🏽♀️🧘🏻♀️ 👯♀️💆🏻♀️
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Reposting, @lauraloverrwr , because you say it soooo well: “There have been many things said by the amazing instructors at the Dailey Method that have contributed to a combination of mindfulness and physical fitness that, with the risk of sounding overly dramatic, has changed me life. “Begin again.” “Trust that the Earth will rise up to support you.” “Let go of your day.” “Inhale courage, exhale fear.” Just to name a few. I’ve posted these quotes around my house, incorporated them into my Restorative Stretches at school, and decorated my classroom with them, but I’ve never been compelled to immortalize one on a shirt until now...” . . . ( @hopemcmetzger , thanks for being you!) #barre#wordstoliveby#senseofhumor#balance
CHANGE BEFORE YOU HAVE TO
- Jack Welch
Are you willing to change?
We hold on to what’s comfortable. We hold on so tightly, that we become part of it. Where we live, a significant other, a job, a habit. We believe we belong to it and it belongs to us.
Even if it no longer makes us grow. Even if the shoe no longer fits, the love becomes stale, the job sucks at our soul, the habit becomes destructive – it’s comfortable and we hold on.
The thing about comfort is that it convinces us
Anything outside of it is too foreign to accept.
Anything outside of it is scary. Anything outside of it will not fit.
Anything outside of it is past our ability to understand.
But our roots know better. Our roots know in order to grow, it needs to grow past comfort zones.
And if the things we belong to no longer serves our growth, if the love is stale, the shoe is too small, the job has left our soul thirsty, our habits have become destructive, we have contracted. We have forced ourselves to shrink. We have forced ourselves to fit into places our roots have grown past.
Our roots know, it’s ok if we expand as well.
Because LOVE is the energy that expands and FEAR is the energy that contracts.
So, choose LOVE. Expand. The other side of comfort waits....
Speak up if you see someone isn’t treating their employees well. Everyone deserves respect and happiness.
Daily positivity 👉 @visionarytribe
Sunday evening reminder that you have the power to make tomorrow a great day ✨ See the good in all that unfolds - even if it’s a lesson to take away from a less enjoyed event. Be the good too - brighten someone’s day, and your day will be brighter too ✨
🐍🌷 Man has crushed the whole psychology of women. And whatsoever you see is not really the psychology of women – it is man-made psychology, man-created psychology in women. The more free you will be, the more you will also feel the same way – because men and women are not REALLY so different as they have been thought to be.
They are different in a way: Their biology is different, and, certainly, their psychology is different – but they are not unequals. Their similarities are more than their dissimilarities.
Just think: a man eating the same thing every day gets fed up, and a woman? will she get fed up with it or not? She will also get fed up. What is the difference between the two? Boredom is as natural to man as to woman. And unless a sexual relationship evolves into a spiritual friendship, it is going to be boring. It is going to kill the soul if any materialism or superficiality is placed above it.
Let it be very clear to you: a sexual relationship in itself cannot be a lasting affair, because as far as sex is concerned it is a momentary thing. Once you have made love to a woman, you are really finished with her, you are no more interested in her in the superficial mind. Unless something more than a sexual relationship arises between you, something higher, something spiritual, something like a higher, deeper spiritual connection happens, then there will be no problem.
Then you can stay together. And then, whether you are a man or a woman you will not think of other women or other men. It is finished – the temptation for a superficial lay has no magic any longer. You have found your soulmate.
But if the relationship is only physical, then the body gets tired, bored. The body needs a thrill, the body needs the new, the body needs sensation. The body is always searching for something new. And it is very possible for many people to believe there is something greater but in reality it is nothing but a complacency, nothing but a settlement- living with another human being in the same home.
Unless a higher spiritual connection is made, there is no magic.
“It’s what you practice in private that you will be rewarded for in public.” @tonyrobbins 💥
Juniors’ Life Lessons:
Your words carry weight, once you’ve said (or typed) something, death or life has been injected into the situation. What you say matters. Posting on social media is not different.
Grace. Quite possibly the most important thing in human history. You show grace. By grace through faith.
Don’t give up on people, especially those you love. Do not write them out of your life.
My grandfather came to visit for a few days and we spent some time talking outside in my backyard. He likes to talk about my NuNu, the love of his life, Mary Alice. She passed sometime back and she was truly a remarkable human being. PaPaw Junior, what we call my grandfather, was a man that I was instantly drawn to. From birth until now, if he was near then I was found in his shadow. He’s a farmer from Mississippi so I wasn’t always by him (I grew up in Louisiana), but if we were close then I was basically attached to his hip.
While we were talking I decided to siphon some of his knowledge in between the stories he would tell of his wild days. He’s missing a knuckle in his hand because someones head needed to be knocked and he was never one to walk away from anything. He once cut his thumb off, picked it up from the dirt, walked inside to ask for a ride to the hospital but said he could drive if he needed to. He’s a tough man.
Through the rambles and the stories I snuck in questions and here’s his words:
What’s your greatest life lesson:
“Do what’s right the first time, once something has been said, it can’t be unsaid, the damage is done.”
What’s the greatest thing that’s happened to you:
“The good Lord saved me. I was an outlaw and I didn’t deserve it. If He hadn’t been with me I wouldn’t be here...a lot of times, not just once or twice”
What’s your favorite thing that’s happened in life:
“Mary Alice. She was a Godly woman yet she didn’t leave me. There’s so much to say about her, without God and her I would be in a no good place.”