What makes a master gardener a master is not domination of the plants or soil. It’s their understanding of nature, and the skillful application of what they learn, that allows them to contribute to the conditions that makes things grow.
What if we approached our body the same way? We might discover that mastering our health and performance is first about learning to listen to our body, learning how things work, then applying that knowledge in ways that contribute to our growth. Much more challenging than simply perfecting a workout routine or a nailing a diet, but much more likely to help us flourish and reach our true potential as well.
Mastery, it turns out is about learning to work with, not on our bodies.