But first, meet Rich Roll. I love this man. I love what he does. I love what he represents. He “came” to my world just in the right time via an IG friend. Who would have thought Instagram can do that?! And that is why I love Instagram.
So anyway, Rich Roll is an ultra-distance triathlete, a plant-based diet advocate and someone who is on a mission “to light fires, catalyse change, broaden horizons… motivate and inspire you to discover, unlock, unleash your best, most authentic self.” Rich does this by doing interviews on podcasts. He has scintillating conversations with the movers and the shakers of this world, not the rich and famous, but your every day people who successfully overhauled their lives via better nutrition, exercise and self-expression.
What a man. What an artist. What a poet.
I am captivated. Listen up with the link below and tell me what you think. To be sure, I’ve posted two kinds of links, whatever works for you, my lovelies!
A POEM ABOUT SAYING YES, by IN-Q
It’s hard for me to say YES
It’s easier for me to say… next year
When the weather is fine
When I have the money, or the time
Or the relationship I want, or the career
Or the house, or the car, or the watch
Watch life pass me by waiting for an invitation
When the world is greater than my nation or my occupation
The only thing I know is that we are all in this together
And the future of this earth depends on how we treat each other
But how we treat each other starts with how we treat ourselves
And how we treat ourselves starts with how we see ourselves
And how we see ourselves starts with context
Nothing can exist without its opposite
Remember this the next time you find you in an argument
Both sides are talking shit, you forget your point
Except you’re angry now and wanna win
So you continue yelling ’til they give it up by giving in
So you can stand victorious because you are right
On what again?
Seriously what were we talking about?
That’s why we send young people to war
Young people tend to die without asking what for
But one man’s ceiling is another man’s floor
Let’s meet up in between, said the ocean to the shore
A mind without a master
I watch the master on a tub of acid then performed after
Yet my set was an unparalleled disaster
Coz all my poems came out hehehehehe
Do you laugh on impulse or do you choose to laugh
Do you ask because you care or do you merely ask
I ask you this because I care about how humans act
We’re animals aware of our future and our past
And this can be an obstacle to travelling our path
Instead of just accepting where we’re at
We analyse our tracks for what we could have had
Looking back focused on the memories instead of on the facts
Hence what we attract
But it’s hard to factor how fast it really flashes past
It’s an exponential graph from creation into ash
I’m sentimental one minute then I’m making plans
Staking claims, shaking hands
Breaking out or breaking in
I’ve about a billion mimes hidden underneath my skin
And they pull my face into this grin
Or push my wrinkled forehead, so pour the gin
Philosophise, coz no one has your awesome eyes
Your view is worth the lows and highs
You go through on this coaster rides
Control has got you holding on
When Letting Go could be more fun
Hands up! Everybody raise your hands up!
Wherever you are, now feel the drop
Eventually it all has to stop
Level out and come back up until you reach the very top
Coz one day you all your wheels fall off
So take advantage of your shocks
Do something you’ve never done
Do someone you’ve never done
Go someplace you’ve never gone
Someplace that could scare you some
Be someone you’ve never been
You feel all that adrenaline?
It’s medicine to jump start that spark inside your skeleton
Everywhere you are is where you’re supposed to be
So hopefully you’re hopelessly as lost as me
Coz if you’re not, you ought to be…
If you want the whole shebang, this is the link to the Rich Roll IN-Q podcast notes ~ http://www.richroll.com/podcast/rrp-81-spoken-word-poet-in-q-on-reimagining-your-truth/
You can listen to all of Rich’s podcasts in his library here ~ http://www.richroll.com/category/podcast/ . I listen to it while driving, cleaning, walking or running.
IN-Q’s TEDx Talk.
The full IN-Q conversation is available for play on the link below. ENJOY IT!