Greetings All –
From time to time, I’m thinking I should probably do an “anchor” post, just to reiterate what it is we attempt to do around here.
To anyone just joining us, you might find as you peruse the archives or scope out some of the upcoming entries, that we cover a rather wide terrain at this blog: health and nutrition, exercise and fitness, the mind/body connection, music/art/creativity-related things, veganism, animal advocacy and environmental issues, and more. At times, it might appear as though we’re all over the place, with not much more to guide the way than our current theme; “Living Large From the Mind, Body and Spirit.”
But to me, “mind, body and spirit” isn’t just some worn-out new-age catchphrase. It actually represents the three interconnected parts of our being. And if we are to truly live fully from this integrated space, then we would do well to explore issues and ideas from all the various aspects of this trinity.
That’s why I believe that, indeed, everything’s connected, and there’s less need these days for all of this radical compartmentalization between the various sectors of our lives. Your efforts in the body realm where nutrition, exercise and the mind/body connection are concerned, will pay big dividends in the spirit or artistic realm, where increased energy and a sharp mind will assist your creative work. At the same time, engaging the immense joy of your creative passions has been shown to quantifiably elevate your levels of total mind/body wellness. Meanwhile, your overall attention to mindfulness in the mind realm, will factor heavily into the quality of your experience in both the body and spirit realms. Again, everything’s connected
Many of the entries here are excerpts (edited or otherwise) from one of two upcoming books. One is called Muscles, Mangos and Meditation, and it deals with superior health and the total mind/body fitness lifestyle. These entries and excerpts are spread out among three or four related subcategories (like nutrition, exercise, etc.). The other book is called Zentauria. It’s written in travelogue/journal form, and details my 11-week adventure living among the world’s most highly-evolved, self-actualized beings, on a small island off the east coast of Africa. These entries are under the subcategory “Warrior Utopia.” (By the way, all subcategories are listed in the upper right-hand column of the blog’s homepage for easy reference.)
I also comment on various animal and environmental issues (as they all relate to “mindful” living), and other relative life happenings and current events as they relate to this rather wide subject matter. Basically, I feel like anything that gets us either thinking or rethinking is a good thing.
Anyone, of course, is invited to comment on a post whenever they feel compelled. And while we certainly don’t always have to agree with each other (what fun would that be?), we only ask that you keep the tone of your comments as respectful to all as possible, so this blog can be as constructive and useful to as many as possible. And I have to say, so far, so good. I think everyone’s done a great job in this regard, which I’m thrilled about.
I think that covers it for now.