- Yoga Guru Pattabhi Jois said yoga is 99% practice, 1% theory.
- Thomas Edison said genius is 1 per cent inspiration, 99 per cent perspiration.
- Edison also said there is no substitute for hard work.
- Nike advertises just do it.
- Elvis sings “A little less conversation, a little more action please!”
As I search books, blogs and the Internet for a source of inspiration to make lasting changes in my life, I keep returning to these common themes. As it stands right now, I realize I am living my 99 percent in theory. I can talk at great length and with some (perceived) authority on many subjects that interest me. I feel like I want to share what I know but the problem is, I don’t live it (with any sort of consistency) I am a jack of all trades, but master of nothing. <—– Please don’t interpret that line as negative. I know my strengths and I also know my challenges. I want to work on what challenges me!
This blog is my way of trying to flip the ratio. I want my 99 percent to be the practice of a full, healthy life. I will probably add to or change the focus of my practice as I move forward but the “biggies” that I want to stop theorizing and postulating about are as follows:
- Losing weight. I know, I know – typical goal but I have been an on/off Weight Watcher for years now and I just want to get to that damn goal! I want to finish what I start and I want to fully live the program, not just pay my monthly fee, losing and regaining the same 10 pounds.
- This supports the goal above: eat clean 80 percent of the time.
- This will also help the above goals (I am sensing a theme…). I want to be consistently organized. Organized for meal planning, laundry, household chores, car cleaning, holiday planning, document management, etc…
- And my favorite theory I am working on at the moment: yoga. Yoga should really be the umbrella, overarching all of my goals. I really see it as my path to peace and freedom (from myself!)
I am going to use this blog as a way to keep document my progress. And in the spirit of which this blog was created, I am off to do something instead of writing about it!
- Meal Planning: plan and journal tomorrow’s meals
- Yoga: Do the personal practice created for me by my yoga teacher
- Reading: Meditations from the Mat by Rolf Gates and Katrina Kenison
- Watching: Super Soul Sunday: Oprah and Jean Houston
What’s your theory/practice ratio?
Are you happy with it?
What would you like to change?