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KNOWLEDGE IS POWER — Mindfulness

Why?

I'm sitting in an undisclosed location in the desert. I have a lot of time to think. We get a lot of emails asking what program is best for an individual. Those questions made me realize that a lot of people don't actually know why they are going through the motions of working out. Jamming out to some Steve Earle and on my third cup of Turkish coffee, you guys are about to get another window into my furiously spinning ADD brain. Today I'm going to explain the most important thing you can possibly identify in your training:  The reasons behind your striving. 

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Failing to Prepare is Preparing to Fail: Life Advice From A Guy Who Knows

A discussion in the SOFLETE Team Room got me thinking about all the stupid things I’ve done that could have shortened my stay on this earth. Sometimes those things were necessary or at least unavoidable. The extremities of combat or the exigencies of professions like emergency services place practitioners in situations that demand an acceptance of risk. But a lot of times my narrow escapes were the results of being under-planned, under-trained, or under-aware.

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Why The Hippie Shit That Doctors Used To Ridicule Might Be The One Thing We All Need

There isn’t any medication that exists that is able to confer the same health benefits that regular meditation and exercise are able to offer. The key, however, lies in the word “regular.” This is why when one meditates it’s called practicing – meditation isn’t supposed to be something you do once, or even once in a while; it’s supposed to be a consistent practice.


Regardless of which type of meditation you choose to try, I sincerely encourage you to try something if you haven’t already. There are clearly many benefits and exactly zero disadvantages to trying it unless your free time would be better spent doing something else that will make you a better person and improve your quality of life.

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Life Balance: The Lie

After a few years I decided to quit listening to all these self-styled experts, because I came to an inconvenient truth… there is no such thing as a balanced life. There are many choices, and of those choices is deciding where and how to allocate our time. The real key isn’t managing our time to accomplish everything, it’s learning how to spend time on what matters.

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