I won't spend too much time on why I haven't updated this blog because the reasons are all too familiar. Life happens. Life occurs. Life punches. When we decide not to punch back, life wins. Excuses are as much a pain conjuring as they are hearing. Over the past 5 months I've had life throw haymakers. I'm sure many of you have as well. While in a dizzied state I neglected to communicate what it was like going through that process. LEt's just say I lost big. The period between trial and triumph is dark. It's a winding road that bears mercy for no one. What I'm sure of is that it can be conquered, just like punches can be counter-punched, blocked etc.
Consistency is a master ingredient in the recipe of self-development. Effort follows it's lead and patience too. Have I been running? Yes. Have I been keeping a rigorous schedule of running that would produce the type of solace I get from it day-to-day? Absolutely not. I started this series of reflections on the journey to spiritual, mental and physical well-being because I decided to change my lifestyle. What I didn't do is decide to change my consistency. All sacrifice towards anything worthwhile is leveraged by our commitment to actions repeated in a pattern. After taking time off I know that where there is no consistency there is no improvement.
I pray I'm able to remain consistent. So much more of my life is dependent on it. Below is a video I watched a few months ago where Denzel Washington explains this concept in stellar fashion.