Discovering your highest potential requires a redefinition of mind, body, and spirit. Those three words and the relationship they have with each other hold vastly different meanings for different people. Just the word “spirit” alone can evoke a wide range of feelings and ideas depending on one’s religious background or spiritual beliefs. So that you know I am not promoting any particular creed or belief system, I think it's important that I define some of the terms I will be using in the next few posts:
Mind: The personal, inner environment of our thoughts and ideas. The mind has two primary modes, the conscious, or our self-aware thinking process; and the unconscious, the part of our mind that operates automatically when we are sleep, frightened, or distracted.
Body: The physical structure that allows us to explore and interpret the world around us. The body gives action to our desires and thoughts. It also gives us a sense of presence, a focus point for our existence.
Spirit: The holistic system encompassing both the internal realm of thoughts and ideas and external world of sights and sounds. I use the term spirit to include the mind and the body as well as the larger universe. It encompasses both the known and unknown causes and gives rise to the environment that we experience. For the purpose of this post, spirit includes our social networks as well as our relationship to the larger web of life.
The reason you are following to this right now is that you are looking for a way to improve your life. In order to improve your life you must also improve yourself. Embedded within the act of self-improvement you also improve the world. In a few days, I’ll be sharing some ideas that will transform the way you see the world and your place in it. Until then, I want you to think about what “self-improvement” means to you. Leave your thoughts in the comments below.
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As we are traveling around to different parts of the world, we're getting to see and use all sorts of indoor and outdoor playgrounds.
To us, a playground is a space that's dedicated to having equipment and objects that are there for the sole purpose of practicing the 6 basic Primordial Movements:
We all want our children to be safe but the nationwide trend to make playgrounds more safe, colorful and plastic has led to unintended consequences. Our fear of getting hurt is weakening our minds, bodies, and spirits. Read the linked article to see what some experts are saying.
What are your thoughts? Do you have any favorite play spots and what are the characteristics that make them stand out? We're always on the search for new playing/training grounds.
~Ramman & Dayna
I’ve been sharing with you lately about our favorite items for a Primordial Movement Gym. First, I gave the must-haves for a Primordial Movement Traveler on the go – the bare necessities that can fit easily into any travel pack. You can see those items here. Then, I elaborated on that list to include the Primordial Movement Gym Bag items that we can’t live without when we have a little more leeway space-wise and not living out of a back-pack.
This post is dedicated to the Primordial Movement Gym that has a devoted space in your home, office, or just wherever you need it to be. It includes equipment that is much more difficult to move around and therefor makes up your own personal gym.
The Primordial Garage Gym includes equipment ideas for someone who buys into the minimal idea, but has a space dedicated to training. The list includes everything that is in the Primordial Movement Traveler Pack and the Primordial Movement Gym Bag, plus:
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