Work For Change

Self knowledge alone does not change us. Change requires effort, dedication, and discipline. In order to change, we must do the work. Simply knowing our obstacles, problems, or shortcomings does not, itself, overcome them. We must do that. ‘Work For Change’ by Robert Van Valkenburgh HOLISTIC BUDO: As in Life, so too in Budo. As…

Habitual Change

Positive change, if it is going to stick, must become a daily habit. We have to practice the things we want to be better at. And we must do so, quite often, regardless of immediate outcome. Positive change takes time. It takes effort. And it takes dedication. This is not an overnight matter. It can…

Changing Values

We prove what is important to us by how we choose to spend our time, energy, and attention. We may claim that we value something, but if we constantly ignore it, put it off, or place our priorities elsewhere, our actions prove otherwise. This also means that we are able to change our values by…

To Live Is To Change

We often hear that change is frightening, but what should be more frightening to us is never changing.  To not change means that we do not grow, adapt, or evolve.  It means that we stagnate and remain stuck as who we were before life brought us to this point at which we presently find ourselves. …