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When you're always looking ahead it's easy to lose sight of how far you've come.


If you're anything like me, as soon as you reach one goal you're already looking towards the next one.


When I first started my career as an athlete, I never felt like I was progressing at the rate I thought I should be. I looked around and it always seemed like other people were progressing faster than me, even though I knew I was working harder than them (at least I imagined myself to be).


This made me question everything I was doing:


Was I not following the right program?


Was I not working with the right coach?


Was I still not working hard enough?


Was I working too hard?


Was there something I was missing?


Should I even bother putting so much time and energy towards this goal?


Ultimately, what kept me going -- and what still keeps me going -- was that I was madly in love with the process and I had a deep sense that I would live the rest of my life asking "what if?" if I'd given up on myself. It felt like it was my purpose to figure this thing out, no matter how long it took me.


And now, looking back from this vantage point, I realize that everything was exactly how it was supposed to be. All the challenges I faced were necessary to help me realize the potential of the man I am today and the person I'm continuing to become.


The same is true for you. You're exactly where you're supposed to be. All the challenges in life are there FOR you to grow.


We are all on our own unique journey because we are each a unique expression of the potential of ALL POTENTIAL.


What may come easily to you may be difficult for others; and what may come easily to others may be difficult for you. And it is all exactly how it's supposed to be.


The skills and experience you need to fulfill your purpose and manifest your dreams may be completely different than someone else. That is why the challenges you're faced with may be completely different than someone else.


Someone could be very gifted in weightlifting, but struggle with their sense of self-worth and establishing meaningful relationships with others. Likewise, someone could be doing extremely well with their finances, and yet find themselves facing constant health challenges.


The key thing to realize is that there isn't a right or wrong path to take -- there's just YOUR path and the choice you get to make as to whether you engage and grow through the challenges you're faced with or avoid, blame, reject, and condemn the path and thus continue to perpetuate the same types of challenges in your life.


And the paradox is that the more you surrender to the flow of life instead working so hard to uphold the ego's ideas of how things should be, the more efficiently you progress through the path, coming to the ultimate realization that the path was the destination all along because the journey is what initiates the transformation that allows you to live into your potential.


The journey is the way.


I hope this helps.


Talk soon,

Nathan Barna

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The world you look out into is your mirror.


If you don't like what you see, look in the mirror.


Are there any parts of yourself that you don't like to look at?


What you resist persists.


Just because you reject something doesn't mean it goes away. These rejected parts turn into your shadow which ultimately manifests as the things you don't like to look at in your mirror of the world.


Carl Jung said something like this: "Your unconscious will meet you from the outside to the extent that you're not willing to look at on the inside."


Your shadow follows you wherever you go.


And the only way to drop your shadow is to turn around and shine some light on it -- shine some love on it.


So for everything you don't like to see in your external reality, find the parts of yourself that you're choosing (consciously or unconsciously) not to see and learn how to give them some love.


Are there any parts of yourself that are less worthy of love than other parts?


That gap creates a condition; conditions uphold the illusion of separation; the illusion of separation is an invitation to the Pain Teacher to come and support you in expanding your awareness of your Self.


Inside is outside and outisde is inside because one cannot exist with the other.


I invite you to meditate on that.


I hope this helps.


Talk soon,

Nathan Barna

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Every action has an equal an opposite reaction.


Every thing you do has a consequence.


Sometimes big. Sometimes small.


Sometimes good. Sometimes not so good.


Either way, if you take an action you are going to get some kind of result. We are all familiar with this process.


When it comes to something like eating food, you can usually tell if what you ate was supportive or unsupportive for you based on how you feel and any reactions that show up after you've eaten the food.


This is called post-cognition:


You do something and then you see what happens.


You fuck around and then you find out.


But what if I told you there was a way to know if something is going to be supportive or unsupportive for you before you even do it?


This is called pre-cognition.


You find out before you fuck around.


When it comes to food, you can know exactly what to eat and how much to eat before you even eat it.


Amazing, right?


So let me show you how to do it.


While there are a number of different tools you can use, I find muscle testing to be one of the simplest to learn and teach.


I use what's called a "duck bill test" to tap directly into my subconscious to ask questions about what the best decisions to make will be in regards to my nutrition and various other choices that I may not have a clear answer to otherwise.


At the risk of sounding overly complicated for something that's actually pretty simple, I won't try to battle my way through an explanation with text.


Instead, I invite you to watch this video I made that shows you the step-by-step process.


If you feel called to take a deeper dive and you'd like some additional support, I'd love to help any way I can. Just reply to this email to start the conversation or book a call with me.


I can't wait for you to experience the power of this tool in your life. It completely changed the way I approached my nutrition and every other tough decision I've had to make.


Always with love,

Nathan Barna

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