Monday, January 14, 2019

Know where you want to go!


There is a line from the wonderful book, 'Alice in Wonderland" when Alice comes to a fork in the road and asks the Cheshire Cat which fork she should take?

“Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?" "That depends a good deal on where you want to get to." "I don't much care where –" "Then it doesn't matter which way you go.” 
Alice and The Cheshire Cat, Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

Ah yes! To get to our goal, our destination, our desire we must first know WHAT IT IS we wish to achieve, receive or experience...... and then we must TAKE STEPS, one at a time, IN THAT DIRECTION to move ourselves gradually closer to our heart's desire.

In this photo I am climbing a very steep, very high ladder from the lush forest floor to a ridge high above, along the famous West Coast Trail, with a 40 lb pack on my back. The 5 day camping/hiking trip was arduous and challenging and beautiful and awesome! This ladder was a required part of the journey to move us through the rugged terrain. I knew exactly which direction I needed to go, UP! Slowly, step by step, this ladder would take me closer to my goal of successfully completing the full WCT.

So for this New Year of 2019 - Where Do You Want To Get To? And how do you want to live in your body? What steps can you take to get you on the right path and help move you toward your destination? Be it less pain, more balance, ease of movement and better posture. Or perhaps a healthy, mobile body for traveling, taking up a new sport, joining a league, learning to play an instrument? How do you want to feel? Stable, confident and resilient, or tight, stressed and weak? What steps can you take to move you toward your 2019 goals?

I have a suggestion: PILATES!

And when you have changed your life's course for the better and are reaping the benefits of your hard work, focus and accomplishments, you will be able to say, just as Alice did:

It’s no use going back to yesterday, because I was a different person then.” 
Alice, Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

BOOM! - (mic drop)