physicality brings me to my senses. it took some time before that awareness became apparent to me; i had run the gamut of less than mindful and more injurious movements. i once leaned heavily against the pillars of immediacy and quick fixes, and ignored the nobility of failure. i wish i could be branded wise beyond my years but i’ve earned it with experience and toil (under the direct tutelage of chip conrad).
I have worked with athletes (who understand their roles and readily accept performance (and the consequent wear and tear) as their pursuit), coaches and gym owners, as I have worked with everyday athletes (whose priority is longevity and quality of life; thriving not merely surviving). i have also worked with persons with developmental disabilities for two decades (coaching movement and facilitating independence).
my pursuit is not vainglorious: we can easily seek out the machinations of modernity – the magic pills and visceral aesthetic platitudes. my pursuit is that of physicality, health, longevity, strength, play, of freedom from the chains of superfluous pining for external conceit.
If you seek easy answers, i don’t have what you’re looking for.
i lift, i move because i want to be a better person.
“move and the way will open.” ~zen proverb