For Joy

It is okay to enjoy something purely for the sake of itself. There is a lot in this life that we must do. There is a lot that requires us to be practical, efficient, frugal, prudent, and disciplined. Not everything we do has to have some underlying reason, purpose, or motive, however. Some things we…

You Are Doing Too Much

“It’s not what you aren’t doing, but what you are doing that’s wrong.” —Joe Sheya One of the criticisms I heard most often from my first martial art teacher was that I was doing too much. I was complicating the techniques that, in his mind, were actually quite simple, by doing a lot of unnecessary…