When we obsess too much over the things we cannot have, we miss everything else.
By looking at what we do not have, we fail to see the things we do have and we close ourselves off to the opportunities available to us.
Instead of seeing ourselves as unfortunate because we cannot have what we think we want, we should be grateful for the clarity we have gained from this experience.
A blocked path offers us the gift of clarity.
Now we know where not to go.
In spite of how we may feel, this knowledge gives us freedom for it opens up the world to us.
Everything is possible except for that which we now know is not.
A blocked path may be the end of one thing, but it is also the beginning of everything else.
‘The Opportunity Of A Blocked Path’ by Robert Van Valkenburgh
HOLISTIC BUDO: As in Life, so too in Budo. As in Budo, so too in Life.