Solutions Take Less Time Than Complaints

It takes longer to complain about something that it does to take action toward a solution. The thing about complaining is that it does not really begin or end at the complaint. It is a much longer process than that. Often, whatever feelings led up to the actual complaint have been festering for a while…

A Crossroads Between Potential and Distraction

Every urge we feel toward betterment, whether the betterment of ourselves, our relationships, or the world around us, is a crossroads whereat we must choose between reaching for our potential or settling for distraction. When we find ourselves in a quiet space, alone with our thoughts, a glimmer of inspiration may crop up. These moments…

Cross-Training for Aikido Pt 3: Principles Over Techniques

As an aikido practitioner who wants to cross-train in more resistance-based arts, it is best to approach them using lower case ‘a’ aikido, which is a set of principles, than capital ‘A’ Aikido(TM), which is a set of techniques. One of the greatest hindrances to aikido practitioners cross-training in other, more competitive arts is the…

To Try Is To Know

A consensus tends to round off the the edges, but the edges are what cut through convention and lead to innovation. There is a fine line between brilliance and insanity, as the saying goes, between a great idea and a crazy one. The problem is that great ideas often sound crazy to the people around…

We Are

We are more than our weakness and we are more than our strength. We are complex creatures. We are beings of both immense fragility and great power. We are searchers and we are settlers. We are never satisfied with what we have or who we are, while simultaneously all too willing to live with less…