I actually am one of those girls who likes to watch MMA. I used to be on top of all the names and such. More often as of late I am too busy to do that. I like the fights because to me on the most basic level there is no fear. Physical pain is a force to be reckoned with. I think it’s one of the first basic fears to tackle. Yes it is nuts and crazy to do this kind of fighting, I would never do it.
I am attracted to the physical workout of a punching bag. I believe that sometimes the most physical workouts are the best mental workouts. I also believe that when we challenge this type of workout we face all kinds of inner tensions, aggression and some fear. I am a swimmer through and through. That is a meditative workout. There is no aggressiveness in swimming just grace and form, at least for me.
Do I have inner tensions and aggression, of course we all do. I choose how mine come out. Well except for the fact that I can’t even punch the bag at the moment. But give me 6-8 weeks and some physical therapy on the hand and I will be at it. Oh and Do I have fear? Yes I have fear, I just choose to face it, tame it and over come it.