Our culture is constructed almost completely on instant gratification, not only do we not care about the journey – a lot of us don’t even know it exists anymore.
We’re focused on the destination, getting ‘through’ something. The process of integrity and concentration is slipping through our fingers of late. The promise of just feeling the burn is alluring and seems meaningful. Tight buns are cute and six packs are hot, but what would happen if we committed to the journey? To employing some of the Pilates principles? Mainly, concentration and to using Pilates as our vehicle to amend our flaws and biomechanical deviations; to deepening our breath and moving well. In the end our overall mental health and physical fitness would improve.
Along the way we just might learn that the journey is what we’ve been seeking all along…
It is good to have an end to journey towards, but it is the journey that matters in the end. ~Ursula le Guin