Sisu Lab

The Sphere of Life Force & Getting Constructively Uncomfortable

April 08, 2023 Season 1 Episode 4
The Sphere of Life Force & Getting Constructively Uncomfortable
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Sisu Lab
The Sphere of Life Force & Getting Constructively Uncomfortable
Apr 08, 2023 Season 1 Episode 4

The sphere of life force is what I call the space within which we operate before hitting the sisu threshold; our outer boundary of inner strength. Ideally, you want this area to be as wide as possible. This episode describes how to expand it through everyday life and how I use it in daily life and to prepare for challenges during extra long ultra runs.

Show notes:

"if you know the way broadly you will see it in all things" - Miyamoto Musashi (Japanese samurai,  1584-1645). Book recommendation: The Book of Five Rings -> https://www.holybooks.com/wp-content/uploads/The-Book-of-Five-Rings-by-Musashi-Miyamoto.pdf

"Get constructively uncomfortable." - Dr. Rhadi Ferguson, Judo Olympian, BJJ black belt. https://www.drrhadiferguson.com/coffee-with-rhadi/coffee-with-rhadi-something-i-went-through-how-i-recovered

What we talk about when we talk about the Default Mode Network (of the brain):
Frontiers in psychology: https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fnhum.2014.00619/full

Killingsworth M. A., Gilbert D. T.: A wandering mind is an unhappy mind. Science. 2010 Nov 12;330(6006):932.
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/21071660/

Konjedi S, Maleeh R. A closer look at the relationship between the default network, mind wandering, negative mood, and depression. Cogn Affect Behav Neurosci. 2017 Aug;17(4):697-711.
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28390029/

Sisu is a reserve of inner strength but it's also a way for us to know ourselves and impact the world in a positive way. Cultivating these reserves of inner strength starts with self-care and continues through self-inquiry. its power then extends to the world through our inspired acts of deep courage and compassion.

Thanks for tuning in! You can find out more about sisu, find links to research, and check out Gentle Power: A Revolution in How We Think, Lead, and Succeed Using the Finnish Art of Sisu at www.sisulab.com.

Sisu is great, love is greatness.

Show Notes

The sphere of life force is what I call the space within which we operate before hitting the sisu threshold; our outer boundary of inner strength. Ideally, you want this area to be as wide as possible. This episode describes how to expand it through everyday life and how I use it in daily life and to prepare for challenges during extra long ultra runs.

Show notes:

"if you know the way broadly you will see it in all things" - Miyamoto Musashi (Japanese samurai,  1584-1645). Book recommendation: The Book of Five Rings -> https://www.holybooks.com/wp-content/uploads/The-Book-of-Five-Rings-by-Musashi-Miyamoto.pdf

"Get constructively uncomfortable." - Dr. Rhadi Ferguson, Judo Olympian, BJJ black belt. https://www.drrhadiferguson.com/coffee-with-rhadi/coffee-with-rhadi-something-i-went-through-how-i-recovered

What we talk about when we talk about the Default Mode Network (of the brain):
Frontiers in psychology: https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fnhum.2014.00619/full

Killingsworth M. A., Gilbert D. T.: A wandering mind is an unhappy mind. Science. 2010 Nov 12;330(6006):932.
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/21071660/

Konjedi S, Maleeh R. A closer look at the relationship between the default network, mind wandering, negative mood, and depression. Cogn Affect Behav Neurosci. 2017 Aug;17(4):697-711.
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28390029/

Sisu is a reserve of inner strength but it's also a way for us to know ourselves and impact the world in a positive way. Cultivating these reserves of inner strength starts with self-care and continues through self-inquiry. its power then extends to the world through our inspired acts of deep courage and compassion.

Thanks for tuning in! You can find out more about sisu, find links to research, and check out Gentle Power: A Revolution in How We Think, Lead, and Succeed Using the Finnish Art of Sisu at www.sisulab.com.

Sisu is great, love is greatness.