Martial Arts And The Freedom To Choose

As long as we have choice, we have hope. One of the most powerful lessons martial arts teach us is that very difficult, seemingly insurmountable problems can be solved by applying the right combination of posture, balance, angles, and leverage. What at first feels like a hopeless challenge becomes less and less so the more…

Fear Is The Gateway To The Truth

Anger is just an aggressive form of fear. One of the surest ways to be heard, but not actually listened to is to speak or act out of anger. While anger may sometimes result in the behavior we want from others in the short term, it has little ability to actually change their hearts and…

The Fate of Intention

That which is never tried is guaranteed to be impossible. It is much less difficult, in the short term at least, to merely do what is in front of us, to take what is handed to us, and to accept the results of that as our fate. Fate excuses us from responsibility and from action….