There is no life without movement! Change, growth and movement are a constant in life. Everything in our natural world has the ability to move, and that movement is essential to survival. Even when to the naked eye it looks as if there is some kind of stillness, at its deepest level, everything is in motion. Lack of efficient and effective movement can lead to dis-ease, ill-health, stress and stagnancy. This applies to all areas of your life: health, relationships, business and personal growth. In this inaugural edition of Move, I want to take a look at movement from an integrated perspective, looking deeply at the idea of life in motion.
In my role as an integrated peak performance consultant, I’m always focused on how I can help my clients move from mediocrity to their personal greatness in mind, body and soul. Due to my belief that we need to be liberated and free from restrictions in order to achieve our greatest selves, my primary focus is on finding out at what level, or essence, are they are most stuck: mental, emotional, physical, digestive, financial or spiritual – or maybe even a combination of all six.
Here are some clues to know whether you’re lacking flow on any of the six essences:
Some emotions, such as guilt, shame, regret and remorse, can cause you to feel stuck and immobilized. Living in these states for prolonged periods will often lead you to a state of mediocrity.
Creativity comes from having a streamlined and clear mental processing. Repeated negative stress can cause stagnant and poisonous thinking.
Inactivity and a sedentary lifestyle go against the natural order for all human beings. Adopting an active lifestyle is conducive to peak performance in the mind, body and soul.
Stagnant organ function leads to improper gut health, and improper gut health is often the underlying reason for many psychological disorders and feelings of physical malaise and dysfunction.
Chronic debt can be insidious in its effects on the mind, body and soul. We live in a material world, and being stable financially allows you to focus on what matters most in life: reaching your personal greatness.
Spirituality is not synonymous with being religious. Spiritual balance occurs when you are able to connect with your authenticity and your true self.
Living the good life is living life in full motion, free of roadblocks and restrictions. When you’re stuck and feeling stagnant, you should focus on regaining balance in a number of areas of your life. This will free you up and help you return to balance and a sense of peace. My coaching tip to you: step back and take inventory of your life on all levels, then make a solid step-by-step plan to return to balance. That will truly be a life in motion.
Alvin Brown is the owner and clinical director of TCHPP, an
integrated peak performance consultant, and an osteopathic manual practitioner