It’s All About Expansion

“I will grow. I will become something new and grand, but no grander than I now am. Just as the sky will be different in a few hours, its present perfection and completeness is not deficient, so am I presently perfect and not deficient because I will be different tomorrow. I will grow and I am not deficient.”

Dr. Wayne Dyer

It’s a new year, a new race season, and time to get on the task at hand.  Last year was a great year, I achieved and surpassed many season goals and kept many goals alive, albeit a little tired;)  Truly it all was worth every second of time juggling, kid shuffling, gu gulping, almond butter squeezing, muscle burning, foam rolling, headwind riding, bug swallowing, sunburn striping and chlorine infusing.

The fun now is to start again, without too many glances in the rear view mirror, except to appreciate all that is there to learn and grow from and memories that serve as happy fuel and energy.  Since I began my journey just to get healthy and fit in my pre-baby clothes, it has always been a path of expansion and saying now what?!  yes, great, loved it, next!  super, that was good, next!  or, woah, that was rough, next!

This year has some familiar to look forward to, some new, a lot unknown, but all of it so good and expansive.  Not better because that implies that which WAS, was not the best.  Rather, a new kind of best.  Every day brings a new perspective, every article read or person I chat with changes my now, and thus, changes my next now.

I no longer wish to feel, say or live by the words, ” can’t wait until…..”  “won’t it be awesome when….”.  It so diminishes the brilliance of what is happening now, the expanding that is necessary and worthwhile.  You can only get THERE via an infinite amount of nows, so might as well embrace it.  Isn’t it cool knowing you will be MORE next year if you allow it!?

Have you taken the time to appreciate the amazing expansion you have undergone in the past year?  Not the struggles of the year, but have you yet focused on all the purely positive aspects that came of it?  I guarantee if you focus on those, without uttering ‘yeah buts’ or the specifics that caused your growth, your day to day will be filled with more positive than you know what to do with, & people will think something is wrong with you ha!  Oh I am happy to be back at my random blogging, expanding this very minute as I peck out the words on the keyboard in my beautiful lime green cast…

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  1. Kristi E.
    May 17, 2013 @ 18:26:50

    Lovely writing and perspective, again…my friend. I think you should random blog more often. I for one, miss your thoughts put into blogs! Much kudos to you for this past year accomplishments. And, to many more! FYI, I’m headed to Kona in 2 weeks, I’ll scope it out for ya for ironman there! (from the beach of course!)
    Hugs, Kristi

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