Aligning Consciences (The Group And The Individual)

Every group has a conscience, but we must ask ourselves whether that conscience aligns with our own. Some extreme examples notwithstanding, each of us has a conscience, an inner compass if you will, that, if we allow it to, guides our attitudes, outlooks, and decisions. Whenever two or more people gather together for any purpose,…

The Mouse And The Trap (A Jiu-Jitsu Lesson)

Do not chase your opponents into their game. The longer we practice jiu-jitsu, the more we develop our own uniquely personal technical-style, strategies, and tactics. While this is happening, however, our training partners are also working on improving and developing their own personal styles as well, their own games, so to speak. Like us, they,…

People Like Us

The path to community begins with self discovery and self acceptance. If we look deeply enough at the broad spectrum of our tastes and preferences, we will find a theme that runs throughout them and ties them all together. Within this theme of truth about what we like and dislike, seek out and avoid, what…

Our Story Of Becoming

We all need to feel supported in our pursuit of the person we are meant to be. One of the greatest gifts we can receive from another person is to be believed by them, to have them see or hear the story we are trying to tell about who we are in the world and…

Expression Creates Reality

Positive change begins with positive expression. The ideas we put into the world shape our reality and the reality of others. The way we express ourselves, in word and deed, has the power to change our attitudes, perceptions, and the attitudes and perceptions of others. By changing the way we express ourselves, we empower ourselves…