We must be careful to not let time pull us away from our path.
It is easy to stray from our goals and our purpose.
There are limitless distractions and excuses available to us at all times.
If we are diligent, we are able to see most of these for what they are and will be able to avoid them or overcome them.
Time, however, has a way of sneaking up on us.
It gets past our defenses.
Time can pull us astray without us even knowing it is taking place.
This happens slowly and subtly until, one day, we realize that we are nowhere near where we set out to be.
Hopefully, by the time we realize this, it is not too late to correct our course.
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 Kogen Dojo Self Defense Academy where he teaches Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
All photos by Robert Van Valkenburgh unless otherwise noted.*
*Robert Van Valkenburgh’s black and white photography can be seen at My Darkness To Light
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