Every time I see this image I get more motivated Posted on May 23, 2023 by Anonymous Every time I see this image I get more motivated
There has to be a truth in there somewhere though right? in a Buddhism detached from outcomes sense, there isn’t anything wrong with it right? Let’s say you got hit by a car or developed a disease? If it’s within your power to change there’s nothing wrong with improving yourself but what if that’s taken from you one day?
but then relaying this message to everyone is still disingenuous. just following your logic.
Well, I used to be quite fit and got diagnosed with a disease effecting my body. I’m never going to be able to lift heavy again. I try to do what I can though and focus on high reps and endurance. My point though was that even if you put a decade into training, you still are at the whim of what happens to you. I’ve aren’t invincible. I’m not saying to not improve yourself, but if you can’t achieve something how do you cope or handle it? If you’re jogging and someone be in a car hits you and breaks your legs and they drive off what are you going to do now that you can’t walk ever again? I had a buddy that happened to years back I went to school with. They never found out who did it to him. when you reach 70 or 80 what are you going to do if you need chemo for cancer or something and you muscles atrophy? I’m asking a real question. I’m not saying to expect the worst in life but you should also be mentally prepared for it.
I’m sorry for the typos im on my phone and am tired it’s almost 2 am
Look if for you it is already a very difficult task to even do high reps or whatever. But you manage to push yourself to do that and other difficult tasks, that is definitely not being weak, that is greatness. Same with other cases, the point is about overcoming with what you have at your disposal.
Maybe when people talk about things more effort should be placed on mental toughness or strength of character. I can say in some ways I was really weak emotionally once the crutch of being able to lift all the time disappeared. Made me have to reevaluate a lot and learn. it isn’t that high reps are inherently hard it’s that my joints are fragile now and it took me a long time to learn that what I still have control over is doing high reps for a mix of slightly more strength than the average person. If I’m extremely careful and mindful about what I’m doing. Most of my gains now can only be cardio.
I have a physical job now but I can only do it because I’m conditioning my body with high reps of simple easy exercises. Even that feels like a blessing because for a long time I gave up on exercising all together.
I’m rambling I hope my case makes some people on here think is all. I went from being able to do weighted pull ups to not being able to do a single body weight one because of my elbow for instance.
All the best to you
Thanks bro I appreciate it. When I was in college I was in great shape and that was basically my identity. A girl I was dating asked me to model for the figure drawing class. I didn’t do it but I’m just trying to illustrate a point that I worked really hard for something I could be proud of, my body, and basically had it taken from me. Stopped eating food for a long time and fell into depression. Looking back some of the eastern martial arts philosophy of building mental strength as well as physical strength make a lot more sense now, because when I didn’t have my body or my self respect I felt like I had nothing. Prior to that it seemed silly. anyway I know other people are reading this which is the only reason I’m explaining it because I feel like there are applicable lessons here for people in case they end up in a similar position.
I think a lot of meditation stuff is over complicated but it has real world benefits even if you keep it simple. I encourage you all to look into it.
Being able to bench 2 pl8. If you can't do that you are weak and therefore I will never listen to anything you have to say. Post body before you respond to this
I'm a cripple though.
That still doesn't make it ok. Being weak is always inherently bad, the reason for the weakness doesn't change that.
it's ok to be weak, say, compared to a bear. it's ok to be weak compared to the universe. we're so weak we can do nothing about time, death, and a million things that are in a higher plane than us and complete out of the reach
it is in no way acceptable to be weaker than baseline tho. one should strive to improve oneself and be as strong as possible. someone who does things that make him weaker continuously and doesn't do things that make him stronger is deserving of mockery
The point is in overcoming yourself, that looks different when you get hit by a car or have a disease. It's not ok to be weak.
Buddhism is retarded. If they want to end suffering they should just kill themselves.
cool i dont care ive been seeing this for too many years on the catalog holy shit find something else to talk about
history isnt written by the weak.
Have you studied any history? That's all historians try to do.
It's ok to be weak. It's not okay to not be actively trying to change that.
That image is a hate crime against strong, mature people
>t. sub 2pl8 bencher