Archive for September, 2012

Who I am is so much bigger…

Monday, September 24th, 2012

"still remember you from jr high school, sonnon. you havent changed. still pretending your bigger than you are. no matter how rich you got by your fancy word your nothing but the fat four eyed retard we all kicked the sht outta." This poster today may or may not have been ...

The Absence of Desire for Violence

Sunday, September 23rd, 2012

Asked how I justify my values with non-violence, I replied that I am first a martial artist. Non-violence does not mean pacifism to a martial artist. I don't believe in "absolute pacifism" which Sam Harris describes as ultimately immoral. "Pacifism," he said, "is merely a willingness to die -- and ...

When our Children become our Teachers

Sunday, September 23rd, 2012

  I did not grow up as my children do. I did not trust in life. I did not feel safe to take great risks. My limits felts like prisons, not playgrounds my children make of their challenges. Only through force of will, alone within myself, and rebellious against all resistance ...

Begin with a Dream. Add This…

Friday, September 21st, 2012

It begins with a dream. Add preparation through diligent research. Add courage to initiate momentum without support. Add faith to meet ubiquitous resistance. Add passion when failures arise frequently. Add humor when passion temporarily drains. Add adaptability to adjust to the unknowable. Add patience as success slowly, occasionally unfolds. Add perseverance when backslides happen often. Add gratitude when reflecting ...

Who Really Matters?

Thursday, September 20th, 2012

You don't need to answer my questions. Just consider them, and continue to read straight through. You'll get the point. 1. Name the five wealthiest people in the world. 2. Name the last five Heisman trophy winners. 3. Name the last five female gold medal winners from the past Olympics. 4. Name five people ...

Lifted Up or Sucked Down

Thursday, September 20th, 2012

Just needed to ban a poster who insisted that I was a dictator and tyrant because I would not allow him to post his negative rants to my page and that I censor my page to only promote positive messages. This is was the first time ...

Fuse into Synergy: Yoga and Strength

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

"All of the great achievers of the past have been visionary figures; they were men and women who projected into the future. They thought of what could be, rather than what already was, and then they moved themselves into action, to bring these things into fruition," said Bob Proctor. Simone de ...

Broken Wings Mend

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

I don't like this quote by Langston Hughes, "Hold fast to dreams for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly." We believe that our mind can focus on the underlying positive message, but as we learn in coaching psychology, even under mild stress, it breaks ...

Indian vs Western? How about Clubbell Yoga!?

Monday, September 17th, 2012

  I read an interesting comment from a yoga school in India today that they're going to be "offering classes in both traditional and Western club swinging (aka Clubbell Training)". Now, I've been asked to come "introduce" Clubbell training to India. What a remarkable time we live ...

Lifting Weights (off others)

Monday, September 17th, 2012

My main problem with the fitness "industry" is the misunderstanding of this as an individual journey, when this is a collective effort. Judging someone through your words or even in your thoughts is no different than putting them down. To grow truly strong, you must lift ...