Embracing Uncertainty - Day 27
Thursday, July 18, 2019
Uncertainty: Why do I grapple with this (reality/uncertainty) so often?
Byron Katie would sum it up by saying that I am arguing or fighting reality, and that therefore I will lose, but only 100% of the time.
Uncertainty: Mayhap she's right, but isn't a dissatisfaction with 'what is' the impetus for making changes? One can accept where one is but still want to improve.
Uncertainty: How would one know that they had reached their limit? That no further progress is possible? That they are throwing good after bad and should just cut their losses? This is a key doubt that stalks me frequently. I would love to have the confidence to turn on it, brandishing my healthy habits and tell it to 'bug off'.
Uncertainty: how are doubts and lack of confidence much like excuses? Do I blame them for mediocre effort? Do I 'pull my punches' because I am afraid of wasting my effort?
Here's a test: if you use exercise equipment and/or headphones (or other media) while you work out, have you checked your heart rate lately? Are you getting it up into the range that proves you are 'pushing' it? Or are you moseying along?
Uncertainty: Devils Advocate here, too much intense exercise may be stressful to the body, resulting in elevated cortisol, leading to fat accumulation, in which case meditative exercises like yoga or tai chi may be a better choice. How do you know?
Uncertainty: How do you know????? (yes, that's a howl of anguish)
One can't. The only option then is to do the best one can with the information one has (including from one's body and inner wisdom). Move-It Spark People. Laugh at the Uncertainty and Dare Reality to Change!
Peace and Care