“Knowledge is the information you’ve got; wisd(om) is what you do with it.” - Feeble Ilg
Having been an author of 8 books over 13 languages allows me a few m(om)ents to re-open the very pages of the very books which a few generations have done the same…and you know what? Ilg is entirely on board with so many of my younger-year thoughts that flowed through the feeble astral conduit known to the outer world as, ‘Ilg’…and?
I’m okay with it, cuz? There is s(om)e very go(o)d stuff within the myriad pages that I’ve attempted to document the Sacred Line of sweat and stillness. All my words, all my teachings just dissolve into the now…the what is…so, unless you sweated in my yoga class today or joined me for my mountain bike rip up to and down from the sacred high peaks of the unc(om)parable San Juan’s? Well, you’re probably not gonna git it…
Yet? Ilg will still keep doing my best to bring the highest to your highest spirit…
Beneath Dibe Nitsaá (the Sacred Mountain of the North) today, there are way too many blind and conscious choices being made by way too many blind and unconscious human beings doing things that could hurt you, maim you and even kill you. However, sometimes they don’t kill you, they leave you considerably weaker.
Yesterday two of my kiva brothers were trail working on a new trail carved from Mother. Rich and luscious were our intended lines of descent after climbing from town for 2,000’+… a shudderingly narrow ridge line juxtaposed between Durango on rider/hiker/runner left and the monument of Sliver Peak on the right…For me, as I looked at the mountain and the sunset as an ongoing rain shivered my shimmering soul with a McLeod in my sweaty hands, I craved the moment of the future, when I and my daughter could ride together, this precious new trail together, beneath the Sacred Peak of the North…THIS is why Ilg chooses to build trails…for the generations ahead….for the footfalls of my daughter to dance upon, long after Ilg is gone….
Ilg is the lucky one, the loco-one, the one who realized that running is enough. Who loved the m(om)ent of feeling the terrain pass beneath my flying feet, the dire need to reach the summit no matter how hard it hurt. Too many people want something for free – for nothing – well Sacred Sweat doesn’t work that way and neither does life.
We lose patience and we want the finish to come too soon.
As Mirabal says, “We no longer friend the discipline to delay-gratification, to stick with the plan set in motion and pace ourselves.”
You see, Wholistic Fitness® strengthens the discipline to remain an endless beginner, to all-ways attack our weaknesses of mind, body, and of spirit.
It can only be found from diving into our weakest of weak links. Maybe for you? That means NOT running, NOT cycling, NOT going to the gym, NOT going to yoga…and instead? Just folding your legs and sitting STILL AS CAN BE for 5 minutes… can you DO that?
Within the refusal to give up when your ego has long ago thrown the towel in.
“Definition of our true strength may never be seen. We are Gods and Goddesses with the capability of great strength,” Mirabal again.
I’m surrounded by athletes waiting for their next workout with the spiritually devoid intoxication of an alcoholic. Wake up as early as you can to train for the next Club Ride, Run, or Swim or Whatever. They’ve lost sight of their goal because there are no Dharma teachers in our spiritual upbringing. Most of our athletes – the contemporary version of our Warriors and Warrioress’s – have zero idea of what the highest podium of the human race (yeah, wake up, it IS a RACE!) is!
Mirabal: “Within a blink of an eye, a dark-pathetic-eye, things can get very bleak very quickly.”
When you choose to study Wholistic Fitness® Online…it’s gonna test you like NEVER before…from your lowest Chakra attachments toward your highest…
Just like it has and continues to be for Ilg….it’s feeble Conduit…
Living a W.F. Lifestyle is a chronic series of disappointments and failures. So is life. That’s okay. Such bleak times are necessary; obstacles like spiritual barbells that must be lifted during this crazy life. Most? Are made up in our minds.
The granite-hard fact about bec(om)ing more Whole is this; no matter how hard you try, the goal you set for yourself may not be met, but it was pretty damn sweet while we tried along this precious lifetime…
Mirabal: “Even a poor harvest and a poor run is a beautiful teaching.”
Do your highest this lifetime, attack your weaknesses, harden your soft spots, soften your hard spots…Go For The Whole Shot!! Let the rest parade behind you…
Coach Steve Ilg
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We’ve all heard about all the negative effects of stress and the modern lifestyle.
We’re all rushing around, overworked, in a constant state of fight-or-flight and it has disastrous effects on our health.
But what if “stress” wasn’t the real problem?
What if our bodies knew exactly how to cope with the intensity of modern life… if we just gave the body what it needed to thrive?
And the key may be one little mineral.
I hope this finds you healthy and able to still get outside (or inside) for a daily run during this trying time of dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic.
Many of us are grieving several losses including race cancellations. Though it's a bummer, I want you to know that your hard-earned training is far from wasted.
Those miles are in your legs and all kinds of wonderful benefits have occurred including the addition of mitochondria, adding new capillary beds for increased blood flow, and strengthening the heart muscle for future training.
As athletes, it's important for us to be proactive in maintaining a strong immune system. We're not only doing this for our own prevention but also our loved ones that we spend time with.
Read on for 5 tips to consider as you seek to stay healthy.