Musings, ponderings and various observations on the intersection of BJJ/Martial arts training and the living of life. I have no inclination toward either political correctness or correct spelling. This blog, such as it is, remains fundamentally an unfiltered gush of thought ... both raw and unpolished.
Days of old …
Who are we? Who were our ancestors? Where
did we come from?
These are questions that seem to have a lot
of meaning for people. In my view though, our genealogical heritage means very
little – mostly, the unfolding of our lives depends on what choices we make
ourselves, and upon how we react to and learn from the outcomes of those choices.
Through our ancestors we have each
inherited a certain unique mix of genes that make up the physical being that we
are; but really, this is just a blank canvas; what we paint on that canvas,
that is largely up to us.
On the mat, we each start out learning a
very similar set of basics – but as time goes on, each of us builds a game
unique to ourselves. In turn, some of us pass on some of what we have learned
over time, to others, who in turn do the same, etc.
Where we come from may have deep personal
meaning for each of us – but at the end of the day, it’s what we do with who we
are now, and what resources we have available to us – that really matters.
Pic: The Will Family Crest: A naked guy and a lion - I don't know what it's all about - those crazy ancestors ... JBW