When we think of morphing, our minds might conjure up a scene with special effects in a movie or perhaps a video game. But in real life, the concept of morphing comes from nature itself. Look at the process of metamorphosis, by which a caterpillar becomes a butterfly. This doesn't happen in a minute, not even in a day. It’s a part of a process of transformation, and the process, the journey itself, is the longest part. In human life, as in all of nature, there is no such thing as The End. When we pass on into the next dimension, our spirit and body continue to transform into other forms. There is no end. And so it is in every journey that you embark on as a human being, be it a journey of love, success in a specific field, or general growth and self-improvement. The process of becoming a cleaner, leaner, stronger and more focused version of yourself is a journey that can – and probably should - last your entire lifetime. According to the Universal Law of Attraction all energy attracts similar energy. So if you get up every day and put your daily plan in motion, everything in your life will be set in motion along with it. As you begin drawing closer to your goals, your goals also draw nearer to you and you begin to see synchronicity in action. On the path to discovering your higher self, and the unity of Mind, Body and Soul, you will find strength and inspiration every step of the way if you focus on being true to yourself and forging ahead with your transformation. Things take time. Stay in the Present and enjoy every moment.
“Love”… not exactly the word you expect to hear when the subject of the conversation is fitness, strength and personal training. But ironically, at Morphe, it is precisely this word: LOVE - this concept of total wellness, wholeness at the physical, mental, and spiritual level - that drives our training philosophy. “Love?” you ask. Many people believe LOVE to be an acronym for “Life Of Vulnerable Emotions” in which we are always the victim. At Morphe, our aim is to transform that mindset into the philosophy of “Life Of Vowed Empiricism” in which we learn, grown and derive strength and power from every experience. And the key to this is Love. Let me explain how this works. Love is the force that motivates every constructive action in human behavior. There is no greater joy in life than love. In fact, love is the very thing that brings you here and makes you walk through that door in the first place; and love is what you come for. The energy that is required of you to work out every muscle in your body is love. Focus is love. Tough love is love. Pushing yourself one inch further is an act of love: love that you give to your body, love that you give to your goals, and love that you give to yourself. Caring for yourself is an act of love. And love, my friends, is the source of strength. In order for you to commit to your workout routine, to the plans you’ve made, to the goals you’ve set for yourself, you must love every one of those things, and above all, you must love yourself. This is the point of departure that we use at Morphe to guide you through your transformation from where you are at this moment to where you want to be one hour from now, one year from now, ten years from now. Love is the force that unites mind, body, and soul. Love is the breath that makes every movement heal and strengthen your body, your concentration, your confidence, and your faith in yourself. Love makes you get to your workout, makes you do every rep, makes you give it your best, and fills you with joy and endorphins while doing it. Love is the reason you set goals and then do everything possible to achieve them. Love is the reason you're doing this. Love is the source. Keep that in mind always.
A lot of my clients come to me with complaints of difficulty sleeping, and it’s no surprise given the number of distractions available to take our attention away from that all-important task of shutting our minds down and resting properly every night. Whenever I ask “What’s keeping you up at night?” the answers I hear are always similar: the computer, social media, TV, and in some cases, sleep-altering substances such as caffeine, nicotine and alcohol. Why has it become so hard to engage in precisely the behavior that is easiest for humans during our infancy? Babies love to go to sleep, and do it frequently. Why, oh why, does this become so difficult once we become adults?
A famous actor was once known to say: “Dress me slowly, I’m in hurry!” I often heard this phrase around the house growing up, and as a kid, I never understood its logic. But as I’ve grown and learned a whole lot about life, I realize those are words to live by. In today’s frantic world of deadlines, appointments and distractions, we seem to be in a constant battle with Time. “I don’t have time to relax and breathe” is a common theme running through our subconscious. We think we have to be in a continuous state of adrenaline rush to accomplish everything on our to-do list. But the fact is, the more we take time out to breathe, relax, stretch and feel our bodies, the more clear-headed and focused we become, and voilá: the more we get things done! Relaxation is vital to maintaining a healthy heart rate. When your heart rate is continuously accelerated by the stress of being in a hurry, your ability to think clearly is actually diminished. The rising adrenaline levels launches you into fight-or-flight mode and you feel more nervous and irritable, you make more mistakes, you forget things, and worst of all, you’re rapidly making yourself sick. Another common mistake is multitasking. We all have to do it, and it seems all of us have our phones by our side constantly, which means constant interruptions from whatever we’re doing. So it’s a necessary fact of life, but it causes increased stress and increased heart rate. Make your daily to-do list reasonably short, and create it in order of priority, then actually tackle things in that order. Finish one task and take a quick break: go outside, walk, move, or just stretch and breathe, before getting on to the next task. Try to limit your use of the phone to these breaks, and silence it while you get important things done. You’ll find that at the end of the day you’ll be far less tired after having accomplished far more tasks. Just the awareness that you are in prime condition to get things done will actually help you to get more things done! When you’re properly rested, de-stressed, and operating from a place of relaxed clarity, you feel far more confident in your ability to accomplish your day’s goals. This confidence influences everything you do, and amazingly, things begin to go more smoothly, naturally. This is because your nervous system is responding to the message that your brain is sending which is “everything is ok.” Once your brain is sending out this message, you become a lot less worried about Time. Stop. Breathe. Relax. Enjoy Life. Now continue with what you were doing. Everything in life is about finding a healthy balance.