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…

Focus And Opportunity

Simply because we have committed a lot of time and energy to something does not mean that we should continue to do so.  When we find that our efforts are no longer producing the results we want, the best choice is not necessarily more effort.  Instead, we may need to pause, regroup, and redirect our…

Strength From Weakness

The things we see in ourselves that are most objectionable to us, may in fact be our greatest assets.  It may simply be a matter of how these character traits are applied.  What we perceive as our greatest weaknesses might just be strengths that have been misdirected.  Once we find the correct direction for our…