On Passion And Purpose

Passion is a fickle friend who will ultimately disappoint those who rely on it. Passion comes, goes, and changes focus as it sees fit. It is selfish, fleeting, and easily swayed when challenges arise. Passion is an excuse for all manner of immature, irresponsible, and even hurtful decisions. It overrides what we know to be…

A Path Of Errors

“Honor thy error as a hidden intention.“—Brian Eno, Oblique Strategies When we do creative work, we will make a lot of mistakes along the way. At least that is how it will feel. Our projects will not always come out the way that we wanted. We will sometimes find it difficult to get our ideas…

The Martial Way

We must not forget why we started training martial arts and why we decided to stay. It is difficult to explain to people who do not know, just how important martial arts are to the lives of the people who practice them. For many practitioners, martial arts saved us from ourselves. They saved us from…