Art of Aquiescence

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  • When: 04/28/2020
  • QIC: Deuce
  • The PAX: Saigon Sam, Brown, Voodoo, Outhouse, Dollar Bill, Full Monty, Blackbeard, Terminator, Duck, Zamboni, Insideout, What UP, Kodak

13 PAX joined the YHC on a cool morning in the virtual gloom. A simple quote from Eckhart Tolle served as the message “It may look as if the situation is creating the suffering, but ultimately this is not so – your resistance is.”

Virtual Thang

10 exercises
Round 1. 1 minute each
Round 2. 45 seconds each
Round 3. 30 seconds each
   1.    Spin Squats
   2.    Plank Jacks/ Mtn climbers combo
   3.    Slo mo FK / hello dolly
   4.    Stationary inchworm/Merkin
   5.    Sumo squats alt leg kick
   6.    Merkin knee taps
   7.    Air chair /Air press
   8.    Plank alt leg raise
   9.    Burpees w lateral shuffle
   10.   CWM


Round 3 only had 7 exercises due to time, COT with prayer offered for all those affected by the virus and frontline workers, talk of actual in-person beatdowns coming soon, including a pool party on Wednesday.

See you next time

“When the cause of our problem lies out- side of us, we are better for accepting it and moving on. For ceasing to kick and fight against it, and coming to terms with it. The Stoics have a beautiful name for this attitude. They call it the Art of Acquiescence.

Let’s be clear, that is not that same thing as giving up. This has nothing to do with action—this is for the things that are immune to action. It is far easier to talk of the way things should be. It takes toughness, humility, and will to accept them for what they actually are. It takes a real man or woman to face necessity.”

Ryan Holiday The Obstacle is The Way


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