March 7, 2012

4 Legs . . .

Happy Wednesday to ALL!!

Penny and I had an uneventful day of rest and travel to NYC. As much as I don’t enjoy all the “busyness” here, I am excited to present at ECA NY tomorrow a very important pre-conference: The CHEK Approach to Functional Core.

Later today, 9am PST I’ll do my best to answer challenging questions from our members on my PPS Success Mastery Program coaching call ~ which I love to do!

Soon thereafter, at 12pm PST after I’ll be facilitating CHEK Webinar: The Last 4 Doctors! Its not to late if you are interested in signing up for the webinar.

The Last 4 Doctors are an important part of my self-management system that is a prerequisite for reading to attend HLC2.


The Earth (= 4) is moving—She’s flying through space (5) at some 68,000 miles per hour.

Can you imagine riding in an airplane while trying to sit in a 3-legged chair?

A chair with 2 legs is sometimes called a bike, and when it only has 1, we call it a unicycle or a pogo stick.

You are likely to notice, from your own experience, that as the number of legs on any chair decreases, the level of self-awareness as to your position in space must increase proportionately if a fall is to be avoided.

Most people can manage a 3-legged chair now and then, but we must learn to ride a bike.

To ride a unicycle takes a lot of practice and usually includes bumps and bruises. The process of learning and falling teaches us how to right ourselves in space.

Zen practice encourages the simple. Aside from the elemental relationships of the 4 elements, the 4 legs of the “easy chair” represent:

1. Safety and security,

2. Rhythm and flow,

3. Warmth, fire, or the power to transform; learning to create,

4. Air: Air represents creating a healthy atmosphere.

All “things” exist in the fifth element – space. Learn the art of creating stillness within yourself so that you sit easily in “5.”

Create peace atop of the easy chair before removing legs.

Then, falling is less likely.

That is zen.

Living zen means honoring the four elements and their essential relationships in space. None can support life without the others.

Love and chi,

Paul Chek