Paul Chek on the Essentials of Personal Training: Lesson 7

by Paul Chek |  Date Released : 06 Jul 2011
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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 (www.chekinstitute.com). He is also the creator of the P~P~S Success Mastery Program (www.ppssuccess.com).

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Chek, Paul | 10 Jul 2011, 15:40 PM

Dear Richard, I've taken the initiative suggested by Nick to share my response to your perspective on my offering in the terms of Western Science in hopes that using that language may help bring clarity to my point:

ZERO is THE SOURCE
of Reality
Particles dancing
like corks on
THE SEA

"you" have seen
but a particle
which ignores
the wave.

Waves are like emotions...
they love to dance.
Yet he who judges the DJ,
misses the chance!

Did Schrödinge's cat
actually choose, or
did the observer
provoke THE MUSE?

As Rumi said some 1300 years
before Einstein's revelations, or
Hubble's mapping of the stars,
"Beyond Judgment
there's a FIELD,
I'll meet you there."

I enjoy your passion and can understand how my choice of a common misunderstanding of what "LOVE IS" may have triggered emotion in you (and others). Sometimes, a physician has to touch a wound before a patient takes responsibility for the fact that it's there. All I can share with others is "my experience". Anyone that looks at my writings and teachings on "exercise" will hopefully be capable that the same mind capable of understanding that science has adequate logic to find a logical basis of thought and action in all areas of life, which can't be authentically seen as "outside the realm of exercise"; no one can leave their personal, professional or spiritual challenges or stresses at "the door of the gym". Note even the world's greatest athletes - many of which I've personally worked with to heal their own physical, emotional, mental and spiritual pains using the very methods I share in the Absolute Essentials of Personal Training series.

Anyone that has a willingness to hear "what I'm sharing" will have a chance to decide if it has value for them; anyone spending time listening to their own inner-dialogue can never hear what anyone else is saying. I've found that there is a gift even when I don't agree with someone, even if the gift is my own reminder that I'm more "at peace" with my own living philosophy.

The intellectual mind "loves words" and values them above and beyond experience. Yet, words only amount to "information" until they are authentically experienced. Knowledge is NOT the product of memorization or parroting others. Knowledge can only come by way of experience. The synthesis of knowledge is "wisdom".

My series is an offering of what I've learned over the course of a long career as a trainer, coach, therapist and councilor using a holistic approach to body-mind-spirit challenges. The message and teachings are not "complicated". They are very simple. So simple in fact, I've only given 4 key points or action items as offerings. Trying even one of them, will give anyone a chance to make a decision based on experience, not based on deifying emotions based on academic deification of "words".

I sited the religious tattle only to make the point that though we are smart enough to make "smart bombs" and toss them at each other, we've not become "WISE enough" to realize the meaning of the most important word in religious philosophy or teachings, which is "LOVE".

I hope you can now appreciate that I "poked the wound" that, in my own opinion needs to be healed social progress or healing and knew it would "make the patient jump"; the symptom of not hearing what another is authentically sharing is often "reactivity", which excludes a willingness to ask, "Paul, I'm feeling triggered by what you said. I"m feeling you are saying ... Am I interpreting your intentions authentically?"

I love the field of personal training and have given a tremendous amount of my time, knowledge and energy to the profession "for free". I hope everyone viewing my works realizes that I'm not trying to "Dictate", but that I'm generally sharing connotations based on my own experiences as a committed student of Life and Love.
Love and chi to all of you!
Paul Chek

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Sinitiere, Nick | 08 Jul 2011, 21:04 PM

Richard- "in your book"? "Life is not as complicated as you make it out"? Those are some pretty pretentious sounding statements my man. Judging strictly by your statements you obviously fail to see any connections between mental/emotional health and processes and movement and the physical function of the human being. I think you'd be well served, to start with, reading some hard science that will help build those connections for you. quantum mechanics, electromagnetism, neuroscience, sense perception, etc. LOTS of good, legit, rooted in science reads out there for you. You'd be amazed at what western science has legitimately quantified. It would turn you upside down. I think he was using the Muslim analogy because he had already made a reference to religion a minute before...don't be so sensitive, we're all in this boat together.
Paul- enjoyed it. keep laying down the foundation.

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Chek, Paul | 07 Jul 2011, 16:09 PM

Dear Richard,
Are you aware that the inclusion of "video playback" in professional sports has conclusively shown that "referees often misjudge what they thought they saw right before them?"
Emotional self management essential number 4: "What would Love do now?"
Thanks for sharing,
Paul Chek

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O'Connor, Richard | 07 Jul 2011, 15:05 PM

I'M SORRY, YOU LOST ME ON THE ANALOGY OF MUSLIMS. THIS IS NOT A GOOD METHOD FOR TEACHING IN MY BOOK, ALTHOUGH I'M SURE THE ARGUMENT WILL COME BACK THAT MY APPROACH TO THIS ARGUMENT WAS CONCEIVED AT BIRTH AND BEFORE MY 12TH BIRTHDAY. STICK TO TEACHING EXERCISE AS YOU HAVE A PRETTY GOOD FOLLOWING. LIFE IS NOT AS COMPLICATED AS YOU MAKE OUT. BEST WISHES. RICHARD

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