Life of Our Choice

I just love this … it’s straight from Miles Patrick Yohnke (see below), my new friend from Saskatoon. I’ve known you two weeks and you continue to expand my mind with what’s possible.

Thanks Miles and enjoy the read everyone,


P.S. Visit Miles site here: and sign up for his newsletter … it’s a constant stream of great stuff.

Subject: Life Of Our Choice
Release Date: July 22nd, 2009


A new record time of 1:02. While cycling yesterday I did what I had hoped
I could realize someday. Break my old long-standing and hard to top old
record of 1:04. I write this as it is more about life than a time or even
me. Before I left on this 42.5km time trial I had an in-depth talk with a
colleague of mine from Edmonton. I spoke at length about being our best that
day. That time is life. Time is opportunity. Each second of time is
precious. The more you are aware of that, the more likely you’ll be never to
waste your time. As I cycled to my usual start line I realized it was a
beautiful cloudless day with zero wind. I found myself revisiting in my head
the words I had spoken to my friend earlier that day. And that I was going
to be my best. That a new record time was within reach.

With this new record time I find myself reflecting on my own life. How did
this happen? You see, I teach and mentor many of the most respected people
in the music industry including Los Angeles Talk Radio’s Sheena Metal, a Los
Angeles entertainment icon. Along with keynote speakers Bobby Borg [also
from Los Angeles] as well as Bronson Herrmuth from Nashville. And many more.

How did this happen?

At the age of five, I faced a tragic event. My father was killed in a potash
accident. By the age of thirteen I had been kicked, beaten, and robbed of my
self-esteem. I was bullied mercilessly thru elementary school. Only my
mother and my two older brothers had any faith in me. Nobody else saw much
hope for me. I had a learning disability that made it almost impossible to
read and write. Although through these events I became very grateful. As
it’s made me a homo-sapient. And one with great sentiment. It’s given me a
vortex of emotions involving vulnerability, pain, anger, hope, love, and a
lust for life. It’s made me a prize-fighter! Still wide-eyed like an infant.
Ever curious, ever seeking.

I find myself excited to share this because if I can do this anyone can.
Each one of us beholds a beautiful story to be told. Each one of us can have
the life of our choice. We just need to choose.

As always this ride is dedicated to Lindsay. My pain in cycling doesn’t come
close to the pain she is dealing with each day with her back.

Included is:
Time Of Uncertainty
[written the night before Lindsay’s first back surgery – Jan 20th, 2009]

By Miles Patrick Yohnke
© 2009 All Rights Reserved.

Beauty, like no other
She is the template of paradise

In times like these
I think of your being,
your beauty

In this season
life has reason

For you I dedicate my soul

100% power transmission is the goal pursued

I think of you
to capture a time
Surrounded by nature
Captivated by light
Captivated by your light
From a deep well of longing and need
intoxicated with those spirits, I push forth
Time 1:02

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