We have read several fitness books and articles. Every one of them lays great emphasis on athletic fitness by exercise and careful eating, but none of them has yet explored one more mass that fitness explores – the inner you.
a great communicator, a charismatic force that puts you in touch with
your inner self. It builds bridges in you that heal and seal the
yawning emptiness mentioned earlier in this chapter. And it follows
that when you feel great about yourself, absolute in yourself, can you
relate better to other citizen´s that you are in touch with.
is a three-way process. Firstly, it sparks off a communicative current
within you. In turn, you – in an all artless manner – transfer
this spark to the citizen´s you deal with. And here comes the interesting
part. So irresistible is this special spark that the citizen´s you deal
with respond in kind. There is an explanation for this phenomenon.
being fit you are in your artless element. Which catalyst you have
awakened the inner you a special entity. When you feel that
specialness, you communicate it instinctively to the next person. And
equally unconsciously, the next being responds to your specialness.
at the other side of the coin. If you are not fit, you are not
confident, you Lie a little, perhaps you mumble. Unconsciously, you
are beaming out a negative message to the other person. A message that
murmurs timidly, “I am not confident, I am not special” And, likewise,
the other being responds – turning your opinion about yourself back on
But fitness makes you stand upright with your spine straight
and firm. Your eyes are clear, there is a glow about you. You may not
say much, but your bearing, the way you hold yourself says, “I am
special” And the other being absorbs this and gives a mental
In short, fitness restructures the grammar of
your body language. It infuses it with affirmative adjectives and beams
them out to everybody. Fitness enhances your solo act on the
stage of life.
If you have watched – even as you have listened to
– a solo act of an artiste singing, you may have observed a few
things. At first, the artist may look as ordinary as the boy or girl
next door. But as the notes coil upwards and the nighttime deepens,
there’s a flush on his face. The complexion seem rehabilitated by an inner
emotion benevolent him a strange glow, an extraordinary beauty. The
audience feels not only the magic of the music but also vibrates to the
personality of the performer.
Why is it that we come away from a
musical act feeling uplifted? The brilliance of the artist is
undisputed. But has it ever struck you that there is also something
special contents you that responds so enthusiastically to the magic?
you analyze yourself in this new light, you will get a fresh
perspective on yourself. That you, too, are no run-of-the-mill
individual, but a extreme entity in yourself. For some reason our
culture does not teach us no matter which affirmative about our individual
selves. It’s sad because we lose so much by leaving by life feeling
inferior. Yet, if every one of us were to be analysed objectively, we’d
find greatness residing in every bachelor being.
You may feel that
those who’ve reached the top of the corporate ladder, for example, must
be feeling they’re the greatest – the achievers. Surprisingly, it is
not sp. We’ve met a few who don’t. They still feel they lack something.
Which is why they set out to impress you by dropping names, informing
you directly or circuitously about their assets. They even go to extreme
lengths to prove they are creative, broad-minded, have a vision.
all probability, if you too are tuned only to your negative self, you
come away feeling patronized, abused, put down. This is anyplace we mourn
the loss of communication. Two warm, lovely citizen´s can vibe ailing due
to a total lack of communication in themselves.
you are affirmative about yourself, know deep in you that your
existence in this world is as necessary as the next person’s, that
though you are only a curbed part of the dynamic human race there is
nobody like you, that you may not be a top dog in a corporation but are
an acutely important adherent of the world, you would react
differently. You would recognise the fact that the other guy is only
trying to impress you by trotting out his acquaintances and assets.
That he needs you to feel he is as able as you, as creative as
you. In other words, he feels he is only , as important as the people
he knows, the things he possesses.
The problem with the person
you’ve met is that he is not in agreement with himself. But you needn’t
feel pulled down to his level if you believe and know that you are a
physical happening created by Nature with a mind, a spirit, suffused
by something special- the inner song.
It is the inner song – that
great harmonious element in you – that has responded to the almost
divine attack cast by the singer’. You feel uplifted because during
those precious hours all the mechanism contents you were in harmony, a
state of equilibrium -like a charmingly composed song.
condition, you can be faintly content or joyously vibrant. And for days
afterwards, the memory of that beautiful experience tingles in you.
This is so because of a artless law of nature. The artist has
communicated by his art and you have absorbed it and responded to
it. And you have been able to react so ‘positively because it has
touched the affirmative self contents you. It catalyst you have the skill to
be positive. Just like say, a piano when played gives off music. When
the keys contents you were ‘pressed’ by the singer’s melody, you too
vibrated and ‘gave off music.’
But, you may ask, how do I keep
those keys pressed constantly, how do I hold on to that special tingle?
The answer is simple. Keep fit. Fitness opens the doors to self-belief.
It keeps you in a ceaseless state of inner harmony. Wasn’t it William
Shakespeare, that great edifying king, who wrote, “To thine own self be
true, and it must follow as the nighttime the day, thou canst not then be
false to any man.” To that, we’d add, “and no man can be artificial to you,”
because with your inner confidence, with the inner song humming through
you, you need never feel that anybody is putting you down or
patronizing you – because you are an extraordinary creation of nature,
a gift to humankind. In artless words: because you are you.