Biology Rules

I have not added to the dialogue for a while, being away from the blog a bit brings a new sense of inspiration with the shift from August to September. I am sure some will agree with me that this transition feels like the changing of the year rather than December to January. It brings a host of examples of our constant cycle of change- weather, kids back to school and going from holiday to work mode.The change happens whether we like it or not. I am reminded of a saying … change is inevitable , growth is optional. The instant you stop growing, you start dying. This also happens whether we like it or not.

Growth is a biological imperative. There is a cosmic balancing act constanly going on: entropy dictates that that the universe tends toward chaos, while nature works to create order out of chaos. There is an unending cylce of building up and breaking down, of creation and destruction, of life and death.
In order to keep growing, you have to push yourself. If you aren’t actively working to grow, then you are simply hitching a ride on the entropy express. In order to fight the tendency toward destruction, you have to put forth the effort to build up the various facets of your life.

The way to do that is to find the outer edges of your comfort zone, and keep pushing past them. Yes, this is strange at first…perhaps even a little frightening. We tend to wall off everything outside our comfort zone and grow acclimated to a life without discomfort.

That’s why it’s important to learn the difference between discomfort and pain. Discomfort is a signal that we are exerting beyond the norm, like the strain you feel when you do a stretch in a level 2 contact. Pain is when we push without connection and awareness. Work hard to distingush between the two. Holding out against discomfort will make you stronger in the end.

Keep in mind that “use it or lose it” applies to every thing… especially your life. If you aren’t actively trying to grow spiritually, physically, emotionally, mentally and socially, then those parts of you are suffering atrophy. Fill your life with growing experiences… where are you headed?

Entrainments are the language of adaptation and growth, continue your amazing journey.