Better, the journal was running an hour later than it really is here in Boulder, Colorado.
You ask if I’m ready to be brilliant today. I don’t know, that’s pretty daunting. I’d just like to show up, do my job, and go home and not worry about it till I come back. But that’s not me, is it?
When you have unlimited time without distraction you get a lot of room to listen, you almost have to listen or go mad with all the thinking. Thinking rides shotgun, but it doesn’t drive. That makes a connection to your feelings all the more important. Your sensations connect you to the world out there. They are your feedback from which you gain control. Control the "you" that is the complete coordination of body, mind, and spirit.
Your sensations can be real or imagined. Pilates focuses on the real sensations that directly relate to the realm in which we exist—gravity. Not spirituality, gravity. Forget the interpretations, let’s go with what we know for sure. Acknowledge that. Pilates is survival training for the gravity jungle.
You do pilates when you need to. You understand the target. You know how to get there. It’s a conditioning method. Conditioning is putting into a higher state of readiness. Getting ready…for whatever comes up. In your body, in your mind, in your spirit, completely coordinated.
Is that being brilliant enough? Pointing to pilates as the refinement of the wick, to burn as needed.
It's a big world out there, but not so big in the world of ideas and ideation. At some level there's always what we get and what we don't get. No one has all the answers, but there are those who get the questions better than others.