I live at the corner of Division Street + El Reposo street, literally, that’s our address, and metaphorically.
El Reposo means to “rest” and a lot of us think “rest” is “lazy” or “inactive.” We’re programmed to think “hustle” is all that’s worthy.
Rest is the most important part of being a human.
Rest is life.
Rest is active, rest is healing, rest is restorative.
Everyday, I have to choose to restore harmony in myself, otherwise I experience division.
Remember Kurt Angle and the 3 I’s? Intensity, integrity, and intelligence? Integrity is what being “Fearlyss” means.
what you say
what you think
what you do
is in alignment with who you know you are.
If you know you are loving, kind, and generous, are your thoughts loving about yourself? Are you kind to yourself? On the inside?
“As within so without.” That means how I feel on the inside affects what I experience on the outside. AKA- you feel shitty on the inside, you experience your day and events as also shitty. You feel amazing on the inside? That’s when even the shitty stuff looks not so bad.
Instead of focusing on the “division” going on outside of us with politics and news and all the things- what if we ALL focused on not having division WITHIN us. That’s the revolution that will change the world.
I’m at the corner of division and El Reposo street everyday- this is a practice to learn not to be divided against myself.
If managing a band taught me anything it’s that life is practice- not a performance.
And everyday when I stand at the corner I can choose “El Reposo” street- I can choose to REST in MY own integrity, and restore harmony within myself.
I love to watch wrestling but I’m done wrestling with myself. Managing @waylandtheband reminds me to stay in tune so I can play in harmony with everyone else.
Life is always talking, even in street signs.