Acceptance is a key to a happy life. We must accept people like they are. And we must accept life circumstances as they are, or we will never find serenity. I am not talking about moral cowardice or apathy. But buckets of sweat and fret are often shed, about issues that we either can not… More Tolerant acceptance vs. finger pointing
Some words have very little meaning, and yet they are used way too much. Other words have giant importance and yet they are seldom used. Conscience is one such word that is used infrequently, and yet its power and dynamic relevance is always significant. A deep, trustworthy internal guidance system is an important gift, we… More Conscience and the chain of healthy, reinforcing behaviors
For over 5 years now, I have participated in a 12 step program. The manner of thinking described in these steps has transformed my life. One of the chief ideas behind this Code of Conduct is that a motive of selfishness is an unhealthy style of living. Twelve step teachings help adherents to see, recognize,… More 12 steps and God’s will.
In my teaching of the martial arts to my students, I start with the importance of a strong foundation. And I never let up on the critical necessity of having a powerful stance. Without an effective base, no defense can be solidly utilized and no attack can be launched with confident poise and balance. Each… More Stepping back to step forward
Thank God its Wednesday? Now that’s just weird you say. And in a way, I have to agree with you. In the middle of a fight, it is hard to be thankful. In fact, you don’t have time to do anything except fight. And having been in the martial arts ring for years earlier in my life; I know… More Thank God its Wednesday!
Dear reader, it seems that I continually run into those that think that you must accept either a prognosis that you are utterly unimportant, or that you are not positive thinking if you are not consumed with your own lofty sense of importance. As with so many contrasting issues, balance between these two extremes is… More Importance versus Unimportance
Many aspects of our life are like the weather. They can not be changed. They are what they are. Ok. I get it. You can not control the forecast outside. But you can control your internal climate. You can control the the forecast for the inside. It is within our power to predict more sun.… More Your Forecast