The enemies are coming…
While I was working this morning, I felt myself get irritable. I bitched and moaned about bugs and glitches on my site.
At the gym today, I wasn’t where I wanted to be in terms of strength. I felt frustrated and wanted to leave.
I felt tension in my body and mind.
Mental and physical discomfort presented itself to me as mental and physical weakness.
Weakness or more specifically the reaction to weakness is my enemy.
My enemy is the impulse to get frustrated and leave prematurely.
That is a weakness.
I felt myself get frustrated.
I felt myself get weak.
I felt myself get mentally foggy and distracted.
But the truth is that none of these things are me.
Who I am is the witness of all these things.
And as a witness, I have a choice.
A warrior acts and a fool reacts.
A warrior chooses the most impeccable action.
Impeccable means to be aligned with my purpose and Tao (the Way).
I sliced through the enemy of procrastination by choosing to stay in the gym for one hour no matter what.
I sliced through the enemy of irritation by breathing deeply, consciously relaxing, and knowing that all of these problems can and will be solved. It’s just a matter of time so I must be patient.
I am not always going to attack my enemies head on.
Sometimes, I will take a break and rejuvenate my body and mind.
That’s one side of the coin.
Yin and Yang.
But as someone on the path of being a man and warrior, there is a price.
That price involves creating a standard of mental, emotional, and physical training that must be met with discipline. If I keep getting swayed by the winds of pain and pleasure then I will allow my enemy to conquer me. I will end up being weak and my potential will remain untapped.
Therefore, I must maintain vigilance to conquer those enemies.
Get after it, go to bed satisfied, rest, repeat.
Day 8 of Spartan 365 isn’t complete yet but I am focused.