Living a “Living Philosophy”

by Paul Chek |  Date Released : 15 Oct 2008

  • Introduction
  • What is the difference between a philosophy and a “living philosophy?”
  • A philosopher differs from someone who has a living philosophy
  • Anyone who has a head full of ideas that do not improve the quality of their life or their relationships... merely has an idea set
  • Philosophy translates into “love of wisdom"
  • Wisdom is the essence of experience
  • Nobody can have wisdom until they have experience
  • You cannot guide and direct people with merely a theoretical construct
  • “Never judge a man by the creed he professes but by the life he leads”
  • Incongruence between the life one leads and the philosophy they profess can lead to internal strife and even disease
  • Why is it important for a personal trainer or health care professional to have a living philosophy?
  • Only when you’ve mastered self do you have anything more than survival instincts to offer in another relationship
  • Passing on information without understanding of the applications and implications
  • A Living Philosophy is based on a set of guidelines and values
  • Why do we continue to do things that do not work?
  • A study of historical incongruence’s between a theoretical and a living philosophy
  • The first 12 years of a person's life is when their nervous system is most susceptible to ideas
  • Research shows that only one to two percent of individuals ever evolve past where they were at age 12
  • Only about one percent of the population is “free thinkers”
  • Superseding the ideas we were conditioned with
  • People repeatedly act out behaviors that are detrimental to their well being
  • Whenever a human being is faced with a challenge far bigger than themselves, then there will be the occasional person who is brave enough and strong enough to rise above their own fears
  • To the degree that you're successful, people with unhealthy egos will interpret that as something that’s wrong with them
  • Love manifests in four stages:
    o Sex and violence love
    o Conditional love
    o Empathetic and compassionate love
    o Unconditional love

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Paul Chek

About the author: Paul Chek

Internationally acclaimed speaker, consultant and Holistic Health Practitioner Paul Chek, draws upon over twenty-eight years of experience in corrective exercise, high performance conditioning and integrative lifestyle management. Author of six books, over 60 DVDs and numerous correspondence courses and seminars, he has also developed four advanced training programs for professional development in the health and fitness industry. Paul is the founder of the C.H.E.K Institute, based in San Diego, CA which specializes in Corrective Holistic Exercise Kinesiology ( He is also the creator of the P~P~S Success Mastery Program (

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Talley, Wayne | 08 Apr 2015, 17:58 PM

This seminar certainly inspires one to change and Paul Chek is the free thinker to architect that change.
Thank you. It was inspiring.

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