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.
Living on struggle-street isn’t a pleasant experience. Getting a vaccine isn’t a pleasant experience either; but our reaction to that vaccine makes us much more robust and insures us against a much more serious problem down the line.
We don’t need to live on struggle-street to reap the robust-ifying benefits. Just take a stroll down there now and then.. Struggle-street is a place to visit; it’s there we find mental toughness, endurance, fortitude, perspective and a host of other fortifying gifts.
The mat (and life) has always provided me with an ingress to struggle-street; but there an infinite number of such places/opportunities to take a stroll down struggle street ... the gym, a book, a hill, the ocean, a mountain, a staircase, a relationship, a bank loan, etc …. opportunities for embracing the suck, abound - so seek them out and prepare for change. Start small, if you have any say in it ... and your reaction to the 'struggle' might well surprise you - it will most certainly change you. This is how we move from a 'fragile state' to a 'robust state'.