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Jumping Across the Gap

Ever wonder how far you have to go to find insight or inspiration? For me it was 8 miles.
Last Friday started out as a rather ordinary day. Up early and out the door to do an 8 mile run. Normally this would be Saturday’s activity but we had a full day Systema training on Saturday.


I wanted to address the gap; that is, that space that existed between actively pursuing a dream and actually achieving it. For too long now, I was living in the gap. Yes, I achieved some of what I desired but I also know that I am capable of much more. In addition, I was putting forth so much effort that this amount was far exceeding the results. When this imbalance is present, I know something is amiss.
Some where around mile 4, between the sounds of the cardinals and the dripping of sweat into my eyes, I opened the door to Inspiration. Inspiration has a very distinct, indescribable feeling. It surrounds me like a loving embrace yet has a much higher vibration. Its voice is equally distinct – like someone whispering a secret.


Some time between embrace and a whisper the realization of the gap was made conscious. The gap is that sliver of a space that is easily overlooked but acts like a black hole, sucking in all of the valuable energy needed by Achievement. It also creates an infinite loop of sorts. I was finding myself identifying a goal or a dream, getting extremely excited. . . . thoroughly enjoying the planning. . . . beginning . . . .going to nearly the end. . . only to drop back either several steps or sometimes, right to the beginning.

  • Establish goal.
  • Take action
  • Go up the slide.
  • Drop back.
  • Repeat.
It was a sequence that always seemed to end up with frustration, disappointment and confusion. Everything seemed perfect — the dream was real, the motivation is near an issue so what??


The answer was the commitment. Yes I was committed but committed more to the active pursuit than to the actual achievement itself.
That little shift that makes a huge difference. Move the flashlight over a couple of inches and the target is clearly seen.

I have already notices changes. My Systema school is BOOMING like never before. Business is really picking up. Everything is falling into place with 1/4 the effort and 400% the rewards.  Most of all, I have never felt so confident and happy as I do now. I am living as if my goals and dreams are in the present.


Movement is the ultimate medicine.

About the Author hghplus

David is a Nutritional and Alternative Medicine Expert, Educator and Entrepreneur. As an Acupuncture Physician and Master Herbalist, he has created the best selling anti aging formula, Doc Wellness Supplement and the online school - Dr. Orman's Wellness School.

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