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Why Even Run The Chairlifts?

up here, high above the now fancy smancy base lodge resort which caws toward Texans and others with hot tubs, heated swimming pools, and valet ski assistants whom will pre heat your stinkin’ alpine ski boots and serve you an expresso at the same time…here? ilg uses only breath and 1990’s skate ski equipment to elevate above the froth of the common man….up here?…ilg’s old ears hears no whining from the Mother Earth/Father Sky -sapping gearing of chairlifts running, snow blowing, and no arrogant, if not drunk, bellowing from visitors. hec? up here? ilg has the whole mountain to himself…no nothing save for silence, uphill sweat solo, through my beloved pines…

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“When we have prayed and aspired and hungered for the truth for a long time, for many, many lives, and when our karma has become sufficiently purified, a kind of miracle takes place. And this miracle, if we can understand and…”

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by less than half a wheel…

you know ilg does not seek the Print…the Media…yet if any of the current crop of CrossFit, Yoga, Meditation, Nutrtion stars and starlets would even consider spending a week training and practicing with unacknowledged Grandfather of American Wholistic Fitness® training?
trust me,
ilg would drop them all within 3 days of WF intensity…
today was special…

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“Daddy?”

“Yes, Sweetheart?”

“Sometimes, when we are fishing…i feel so peaceful…like…yoga.”

“That’s an awesome sharing, Dewa! thank you! yeah, i reckon fishin’ is just another form of yoga…if it’s yogis that are fishin!”

“Hey, WE are yogis!”

“That’s right, daughter, we ARE yogis!”

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what an ilg “easy day” at age 50 looks like…

…cuz in Wholistic Fitness®? each day is but a dharmic dance among the disciplines and principles of WF, baby! How Blessed Are We Who Have Found and Walk This Precious Path of Wholeness?!

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Robbed by Bandits, Dad GUM It!!!

…DAD GUM ITS!!!!!!!! BANDITS!!!! they’re robbin’ our train, girls, hold me close…i’ll stop the bullets from ye….

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This M(om)ent……Autumnal Nirvana in the Bubble…

…nothing says “Autumn at 6,412′ than this all-local meal!

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Wet Lines,  Empty Mind…a mountain yogi’s funny fish tale…

ilg has been steadfastly stalking this huge, beautiful Trout Being for the past several weeks in a not-so-secluded pool just off the Colorado Trail near my childhood home up Junction Creek Canyon, Durango, Colorado. i’ve been in my Zendo, applying not only the mandatory Mantra’s for the safety of any harming ilg might cause, but also the Zen Archery technique to catching (and releasing) this beautiful Trout for weeks…visualizing which fly i’m going use, my approach, what time of the morning, my presentation of cast, the drift, the mend…you know, all the other 10,000 Things which keep fly fisherpeople like ilg awake at night…well, FINALLY, the Universe aligned Herself so this new, old Daddy could combine a training run with yet another ninja assault upon my Present Precious Trout Podium Being…the girls left the house early enough and i was alone!!! so, of course, i picked up a burrito to go and a pear (a pear?) along with my Ilg Supreme from Sunrider Herbs…that’s when the hilariousness of the Divine began…

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