Yes, I know I’ve been a bit of a “mystery man” lately.
For example, two weeks ago, I released this post about how I’ve come to a growing realization that in my own personal journey – over the past two decades of living in the trenches of the fitness industry – I’ve come to the conclusion that exercising and “fitness-ing”…or toeing the starting line of a race…or setting a new PR in the gym or on the track…or finally getting my body fat percentage perfectly dialed in…
…is pretty dang meaningless if I’m not happy and fulfilled with true balance among my performance, digestion, recovery, brain, sleep, hormones, family life, spiritual health and beyond.
Then, a week ago, in this post, I told you that – starting now – my own personal mission is to create and deliver to you the experience of living an adventurous, fulfilling, joyful and limitless life with distinct purpose and meaning.
And now comes the moment I know you’ve been waiting for. It's time for me to announce what it is I’ve actually created for you.
It's called “Kion”.
And if “Ki” sounds familiar, there's a reason for that, especially if you're familiar with concepts such as Chi or Qigong.
As a matter of fact, this concept of Ki relates to the very first tattoo I ever slapped on my body. As a testosterone-infused 19-year-old college student, I wandered into a tiny tattoo parlor in a back alley in Moscow, Idaho and hired a hippie dude named Caleb to ink an enormous tribal sun tattoo across my entire right shoulder.
And in the center of that tattoo – surrounded by a swirl of intense blood red and deep blue patterns designed to represent fire and water – was a symbol: the Japanese Kanji symbol for something called “Ki”. This bad-ass tattoo was to be my life force, my energy and my body’s source of internal power – a source of power that I’ve since tapped into for everything from the famed 72 hour Agoge Race at 38 degrees below zero in the backwoods of Vermont to a dozen of the hardest Ironman triathlons on the face of the planet to days upon days spent suffering through Navy SEAL training for civilians on the beaches of the Pacific Ocean off the coast of San Diego.
After all, Ki is dang powerful stuff.
Perhaps your only experience with the concept of Ki comes from seeing Bruce Lee ghost punch an unlucky villain in an old Hollywood flick or seeing a relaxing Qi Gong workout advertised on a gym bulletin board. But the fact is, Ki goes far, far beyond old karate movies and elderly and seemingly frail yogis and monks performing early morning, swirling and swaying hand-waving workouts at a park.
See, each of the great spiritual traditions of the ancient world recognized the existence of a fundamental life force that permeates the universe and sustains all life. The existence of this universal energy has been accepted cross-culturally and has formed the basis of every major spiritual worldview. The Egyptian priests called this energy Ka, the Indian rishis named it Prana, the Bible’s prophets referred to it as Ruah, the Greek philosophers knew it as Pneuma, the early Christians alluded to it as Spiritus, the Chinese defined it as Chi and the sages of Japan deemed it, Ki.
We steeped in modern pop culture have our own versions of Ki. We know it as “The Force” in Star Wars, “The Flow” in extreme sports and the “The Chakra” in classic Street Fighter video game lore. It is an invisible yet discernible energy that permeates every human body and powers every vital function – from mind to body to spirit. And to be a fully optimized human, you must have complete Ki, which means reaching peak performance for your mind, brain and nerves, your body, flesh and sinews and your spirit, inner being and happiness.
But for some baffling reason, our present-day health, medicine, wellness, fitness, biohacking, self-help, anti-aging, self-quantifying world has almost completely forgotten about optimizing Ki. Sure, the energy of Ki can be even more subtle than the invisible air we breathe, and perhaps that’s part of the reason why it has slipped out of our awareness. Or perhaps Ki slipped under the radar of modern knowledge because of its close association with religion and the woo-woo. If the wisest sages of the ancient world were to suddenly materialize in our contemporary society and spend a few days examining our achievements, they would most certainly marvel at our technological advances – our self-driving Teslas, our smartphones and our virtual reality headsets – yet they would be equally perplexed by our blatant ignorance about the optimization of the life force that flows through every human body and sweeps across the entire planet.
It’s high time people possessed a blueprint for tapping that power and discovered how to connect with it, nourish it, feel it, taste it and experience it for the rest of their long and fulfilled life. Ki is your go-to source for optimizing life force, achieving a plane of higher existence and realizing the full potential of the human machine in a way that becomes almost effortless – including increasing your intelligence, decoding sleep and sleep cycles, maximizing symmetry and beauty, building muscle and burning fat, having mind-blowing sex, defying aging, and acquiring true and lasting love, longevity and happiness.
Ki is the flow of energy that permeates and sustains all living beings.
Ki allows you to accomplish things that would be impossible without it.
Ki is a massive reserve of power, a great resource inside everyone.
Ki is what you tap into to live a bold and daring life. To have mental and physical strength. To have the determination to live a disciplined lifestyle.
Ki is enabling. It is energizing. By tapping into your Ki, you access the swelling potential within yourself. Ki is everything you need, inside and out, to live a bold, limitless life. To achieve every dream that you’ve ever had to your mind, your body and your spirit
So what do you think?
Are you ready to get your Ki on?