Damn, been a minute since I dropped an Intention Vibe. Muhammad Ali just passed, and that knocked me on my gut. Reminded me to get off my ass and keep at it. Mad respect to the GOAT and his deep, lasting impact. Today, I taught Modo Flow, and we used the Muhammad Ali for an intention and dropped some serious beats.
“Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small people who find it easier to live in the world they’ve been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It’s an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It’s a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing.”
- Muhammad Ali -
ON THE MAT
Love that line; IMPOSSIBLE IS NOT A DECLARATION. IT’s A DARE. Many say it’s impossible to be PRESENT. “Phil, we ain’t monks living off in some temple.” No doubt. We are surrounded by stimulus on the regular. Impossible… it’s a dare. I DARE YOU to be present in your practice today. This inhale. This exhale. Start where you are. We will flow today, don’t force it. Some say it's IMPOSSIBLE to be present. I dare you...
As we moved through the practice, we stayed with the reminder about how powerful it is to be on your mat. Every time you choose to get on your mat, every time you choose a deliberate breath you are exploring the power you have to change your world. That ripples outward.
OFF THE MAT
That opening sentence is a kick to the face man. In the best way possible. “Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small people who find it easier to live in the world they’ve been given than to explore the power they have to change it.” Ali is saying wake up. WAKE UP, you have a say. You can dream, and you can dream BIG, but at some point, you have to WAKE UP and realize that you matter.
What you say matters. When you choose to recycle it matters. When you lift someone up instead of judge them, it matters. When you hug someone you love, it matters. When you take a deliberate breath, it matters. When you vote, it matters. When you walk directly into your struggle instead of running away, it matters. How your treat animals, it matters. Believing in yourself, it matters.
Impossible is not a declaration; it’s a dare. I dare you to be present today and change your world for the better. I double dog dare you.