Finding Stillness in Running Water – Part 1
Ever heard of the saying, “People plan and the Universe Laughs?”
Well, I had plans to spend my birthday camping with my friend and being reunited with Grand Canyon for 3 nights and 4 days. This didn’t happen due to some extenuating situations. Instead, we diverted the trip and spent 1 night and 2 days in Sedona and Oak Creek Canyon. At Oak Creek Canyon, we did a hike called West Fork and came across this bridge:
It struck me because in my profession, I teach different classes in different departments. I also use a multidisciplinary approach when I work with my clients which gets people’s attention sometimes. I find myself constantly explaining how Nutrition, Fitness, Psychology, T’ai Chi, Karate, Corrective Exercise, and Cranial Sacral Work are related.
All have one thing in common: the human body.
When I utilize any of those modalities or teach anything related to these topics, there’s one thing in common: the student, who also has a human body. I spend countless hours wondering and coming up with dialogue on how to “build a bridge” about this. Ironically…because of the change in plans, I cross a bridge that gets my attention big time.
Here it is again:
I took this trip to celebrate my birthday and to show my out-of-town friend some of the beautiful sights in Arizona. After the time in Sedona and Oak Creek Canyon, we spent 2 nights and 2 days in Tusayan, one of the closest cities to Grand Canyon Village. I was a bit upset at this sudden change of plans and made a conscious effort to enjoy myself regardless. I can’t say I was the most graceful about the situation, but I always tell clients and students alike, “Just because I teach this stuff, doesn’t mean I’m immune. I think I teach this stuff because I have my own experiences and get plenty of chances to practice it. Sometimes I’m more successful than others.”
(Stay Tuned for Part 2)
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