There will be some days when enough is all we can do.
Life is difficult.
Life is not fair.
We will struggle.
We will be uncomfortable.
Not every day is going to feel like a win.
Some days, we just make it through.
This is part of the deal.
If we want to feel joy, we will also feel pain.
If we want to experience love, we will also experience loss.
If we dare to reach for our dreams, we must also risk and face failure.
Some days, surviving is the best we can do.
Some days, surviving is enough.
Holistic Budo: As it is in budo, so too it is in life. As it is in life, so too it is in budo.
Robert Van Valkenburgh is co-founder of Taikyoku Mind & Body and Kogen Dojo where he teaches Taikyoku Budo and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
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