I mean, I get it “New Age.”… it’s cute, telling your followers that they are already perfect as they are and that they only need to go with the flow of life and never swim upstream… path of least resistance and all that; telling people what they want to hear and then running off with their money.

"You are perfect as you are... That will be $500 dollars. Thank you. Same time next week?"

It’s cute. But it is a lie. There is a time and place for everything: A time to flow and a time to resist.

The trick is finding the balance. 

As a basketball player, resistance made me stronger. This is a fundamental law of nature. It applies to everything in this world. If I never did weight training or cardio, pushing my body through resistance, I would not have been ready nor physically prepared come game time for the adversity that awaited me on the basketball court. 

"Resistance made me stronger. This is a fundamental law of nature."

This is true for everyone. You must face adversity. And face it head on. If you do not, you will have no place in the arena of life.

So, I am sorry. I am not going to tell you that you are “doing a great job,” and “you are perfect as you are,” when you are sitting at home watching “Kardashians” or some reality tv, with your gallon of ice cream sitting beside you... unless you ran a marathon earlier that day… If so, then good job. Enjoy that ice cream. Seriously, you earned it. 


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