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A letter to ALL lads... • • That RAGE that you feel when you come in contact with your shadow side, we all feel that. You are not alone, but that fear is fuel. You can convert that energy to help catapult you beyond your limiting beliefs... • In my past life I unconsciously converted the suffering to RAGE. A RAGE that ultimately served me as a professional athlete. I learned how to channel that RAGE and harness it as igniter fluid. For you athletes out there, my use of RAGE was equal to the drink of a proper BCAA before your workout. That intense FIRE allowed me to show up each day, in a hostile environment, and fight for my position within the team and ultimately the RAGE helped me put food on my table and a roof over my head. It was the life-blood of my former life… and I was addicted to it. I couldn’t survive without its presence. That same RAGE almost took my life... • • READ WHAT MY DARKNESS HAS TAUGHT ME BY CLICKING THE LINK IN MY BIO. • • 📷: @shea.parikh
Unfortunately for us, we cannot recall the frustrating process of learning most of the behaviors which we now execute so mindlessly. Things like: learning our first language or moving from the stages of mobility: crawling - walking - running - sprinting. What about the art of learning social cues and how to appropriately behave around others. That's a science most of us still cannot quite grasp. ???? Where I’m going with this is, when starting
– 7 days ago I was faced with both a human challenge and the accelerating universal challenge. I dropped my phone into the depths of Lake Norman. Much to my surprise, as a dude who makes his living from the world wide internets, I didn’t flinch. Here’s why: – At that very moment I felt a powerful detachment from responsibility. A swift kick of freedom whipped
As men - in the traditional sense - most of us were never modeled a type of naturally balancing behavioral habit. The skill of Vulnerability. The willingness to deal with situations immediately instead of choosing to bottle any resentment, frustration, anger or turmoil inside. The energy we suppress only compounds - good or evil. As children, when we fell off the playground equipment- when we felt pain - we cried. We wailed until the pain subsided. As men, we hold grudges - we hide our weaknesses behind the mask of strength - success - or dominance. The issue with this tactic is clear. The emotions we suppress only fester. They grow deeper - darker - and they emanate through our auras, affecting every person we come in contact with. Until we choose to release them, that is. The truth of this antiquated form of masculinity is it has resulted in sadness - depression - isolation - failed relationships - and even suicide. My challenge to you - my brus - is to dump your weight. Clear the space inside yourself to attract more of what you enjoy. More light - more love - and more fulfillment. I bet those things come in the form of: more conversation - more exercise - more laughter and more interdependence. My challenge to you today - my brus - is to make that call - schedule that sweat followed by a beer - and have that conversation you know you need. My bet to you is that in accessing more of the natural “yin” inside of you - you will slowly turn the tides of each of your relationships. Most importantly - the relationship with how you feel about yourself. The you of 5 years will thank you. No doubt.