Shared Struggles

The struggles we go through may someday become someone else’s inspiration.  We do not always know why we face the challenges we face.  Things are not always clear while we are in the middle of difficult times.  If we make it through, however, if we persist and do not give up, we will come out…

Celebrating Art

When we first start practicing our art, it will be ugly.  It will be messy.  Things will not work the way we want them to.  What we imagine will not be what happens.  Our desires and our intentions will not clearly manifest through our efforts.  We will fumble and get frustrated.  We will get discouraged. …

Practicing Consistency

A big part of having a practice, whether it be creative, martial, spiritual, what have you, is accepting the fact that it will not always be easy.  It will not always be convenient.  We will not always feel like we are making progress. There will be many days where we will feel stuck, frustrated, or…