Our bodies are a piece of art. They are the greatest masterpiece this planet has ever seen. The interplay between the mind, body, and spirit is absolutely fascinating. Each piece of us is intertwined so uniquely that we are doing a disservice to ourselves when we do not work to develop all facets of who we are. We must build our body’s capacity for work and movement. We must develop our mind to think, analyze, and learn. We must control our emotions rather than our emotions control us.
This process is never-ending. Day after day, year after year, we must continue to grow and develop who we are. We must learn and dive deep into our physical and mental being on a frequent basis. This is the only way to know, and master, who you are.
Exercise is great for the development of the physical body. If you push hard enough in your workouts you can absolutely develop mental toughness and learn how far you are capable of pushing yourself, but exercise alone does not always lead to the development of the mind and spirit that we seek.
To better our minds, we must continuously learn and grow our skill sets. Reading is an unbelievable option. Books provide an avenue to learn so much. Books can take our minds into a whole other universe and stretch our imaginations. Literature can teach us methods and lessons of learning new languages, techniques in our careers or hobbies, and how to influence the people in our lives. Reading can relax us and wash away stress. For the mind, reading is extremely beneficial.
Meditation is a great skill to develop as well. Meditation has been shown to literally rewire our brains after being utilized by individuals for several weeks. Those who meditate tend to become happier, increase their ability to focus, and can better control their stress. Along with meditation comes better understanding of your thoughts, better emotional control, and quick routes to relaxation.
Creating, be it through music, art, or a story, is another amazing tool to develop the mind. This form of self-expression gives you a highway to exploring the depths of your nature. You are able to get the thoughts and images racing through your mind out into the external world rather than keeping them bottled inside. This act can be more than just entertainment. It can be a form of therapy, education, and an opportunity to influence others if you choose to show your work to the world.
We are more than just a body. We are more than just a job. We are a complicated, expansive being that has unlimited power to grow and develop into something beautiful.
We are Amber and Jordan Kirbey. We are excited to share our experiences and ideas with you!