I never thought I would forget what it means to Be Human. I never imagined craving a warm smile from a stranger, or sharing
Don't get me wrong. I am so grateful for the huge sacrifices my parents made to give me the life and opportunities I have today. Leaving their family, their home, their comfort zone to come here is an incredibly difficult thing. It's a sacrifice that I can't ever fully thank them for.
We all have hills to climb. Those obstacles we neither asked for, nor desired. But they are present and we must engage them
You can cultivate powerful internal resources such as acceptance, curiosity, gratitude, compassion, and courage. We can do this everyday -- in the morning, in the evening, and several times during the day. Over time, living consciously and working effectively with discomfort becomes our new habit.
By now you've probably heard of the "100 Layer Challenge". If you haven't, you're probably better off. YouTubers are trying to out-do each other by applying a hundred layers of... something to their faces, hands, hair, and other body parts (no, nobody has done that yet).
Leap and the net will appear. Today I write about the fact that, sometimes, it's not always about us leaping off the cliff
For me, Kyokushin is the mindset that reaches outside the dojo and has helped me battle life's challenges for the past 20 years. Sure, I've learned discipline, control and focus. But the biggest lesson Kyokushin taught me was incredibly simple:
47 years ago [20th July 1969] one giant leap for mankind was taken. Was it the direct result of President Kennedy's challenge to put a man on the moon before the decade was out?