“People can rob you of almost any possession, but hard work belongs to you and you alone.” — Firas Zahabi Unfortunately we live in a world of materialism, where everybody cares about what kind of phone you have, where you live, what kind of car you have, and how expensive your outfit is. Admittedly this can be stressful and depressing, and it might even seem … Continue reading True Belongings
“Health without force is like hardness without elasticity.” — Miyamoto Musashi Oooohhh… this is a tricky one. I had to really sit back for… well, a few days so that I could think about this quote. Usually with philosopher’s quotes you can find the context pretty easily and at least figure out the general idea. But this quote almost sounds like a riddle or a … Continue reading The Work-Play Balance
“The ultimate aim of martial arts is not having to use them.” — Miyamoto Musashi Martial arts at their core are made to help people defend themselves. They trace back to the beginnings of recorded time when people figured out that humans are really good at wrestling, and after that happened we all got excited to watch people beat each other up. On a slightly … Continue reading Avoiding the Trouble
“You must understand that there is more than one path to the top of the mountain.” — Miyamoto Musashi Everybody has heard the metaphor that people use to describe how life is full of problems that you need to conquer; usually something along the lines of “Push to the top” or “Keep climbing.” Obviously these metaphors hold some value because people repeat them on their … Continue reading Finding a Work-Around
“It is difficult to understand the universe if you only study one planet.” — Miyamoto Musashi Martial Arts. Something that’s been in existence since as long as we can remember in one way or another. For the general population, martial arts are thought of as something that’s used to hurt people. After all, their main purpose is to help people defend themselves; sometimes in order … Continue reading Uniting the Mind and Body
I’m not too sure how to start this article out, so I suppose I should just cut to the chase and wing it. Sometimes we have trouble moving through things. It simply is how things are. This is why people end up with PTSD. This is why people don’t change sometimes. First and foremost, it’s important to understand that this is nothing to be ashamed … Continue reading Through the Battlefield.
“Life must be understood backward. But it must be lived forward ” — Soren Kierkegaard One funny thing about life is that we often look back in wonder and see answers that only seem obvious now that we know the whole story. Maybe a friend passed away or you made a difficult decision for yourself, and now you realize just how influential that change was. … Continue reading Take Action!
“There is only one good, knowledge, and one evil, ignorance” – Socrates As we’ve discussed before, knowledge is power. That’s something we’ve known for as long as we can remember and something we’ve been told since even before then. Knowledge is power because other people can’t take it from us. So if knowledge is power, why then is ignorance such a rival for it? If … Continue reading Ignorance Might Not Be So Blissful After All…
“The unexamined life is not worth living” — Socrates A lot of people have the fear of the unknown. This includes myself; it’s not so bad now but it’s definitely not something I’ve missed out on. So what’s the solution to it, what’s the workaround? Well, like so many other things in life, the only way out is through. The only way to make the … Continue reading Vision Through Time
“The only source of knowledge is experience.” — Albert Einstein If knowledge is power, then words are weapons… but also sources of happiness, satisfaction, confusion, anger, joy, pain, and Being. Knowledge is something that people are made to strive for as soon as they’re born. There’s tv shows made for children, toys to help them understand how things work and develop their brain so that … Continue reading Knowledge is Power