Back Workout | 14 Days of Peace
From Travis Kā’eo
An in-depth look into practice
In this practice we will continue to challenge you to find peace, not in the absence of chaos, but amongst it.
Let’s put our cards on the table – high intensity workouts are chaos. Our blood is pumping, our hearts are beating as sweat is seeping out of every pore in our body. It is one of the terrains least conducive to tread on the way to peace.
But if we can find peace here, we can find it anywhere.
Working out in a way is analogous to life. It is hard – I am not sure anyone can deny that. Even the physically strongest amongst humanity will attest to the difficulty that is working out. The very nature of working out is to be hard. Many times in life we are greeted with chaos – our fears are pumping, our anxiety is beating and doubt is seeping out of every cell in our body. However, if we take what we learn from working out we will be familiar with this sensation of chaos. If we know that we conquered a chaotic workout than maybe the chaos of life can be surmounted as well. And the beauty is the more times we conquer the chaos of a workout, the stronger our spiritual will becomes. With a strong spiritual will you can stand firm in the middle of an emotional, energetic, or even mental tornado and still be still in your conviction.
That is the power of working out.
I always say that we work out not to gain strength but to show ourselves how strong we already are.
Go forth and be strong.