Here at the frontier, the leaves fall like rain. Although my neighbors are all barbarians, there are still two cups at my table.


Ten thousand flowers in spring, the moon in autumn, a cool breeze in summer, snow in winter. If your mind isn't clouded by unnecessary things, this is the best season of your life.

~ Wu-men ~


Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Will and Determination


Don't sell yourself short ...


6 comments:

walt said...

Have you read that book yet?

Not a book I would usually be drawn to, I was snagged by the idea of emotional resilience. This is a very interesting angle from which to approach situations -- ha-ha, when physical resilience is just. not. enough. And citing "wisdom" as a necessary catalyst is another one.

A good read. Thanks!

Rick Matz said...

I've downloaded and read the sample, then bought and downloaded the whole thing, but haven't read it yet.

I still think the fundamental idea is to cultivate a calm, clear mind. All else follows from there.

The Strongest Karate said...

I clicked "play" intending just to watch 30 seconds or so (my usual allotment for youtube videos) but I was trapped after the first 10 seconds.

It was awesome to see him sprint! This guy is a damned inspiration.

Rick Matz said...

There's a lesson there for all of us.

Paul said...

Don't meddle with a veteran, however disabled he seems to be. He might just come back with that (forgotten) killer instinct a couple of months later.I bet anything that reads "inspirational" won't happen to common folks, that's probably why there are still so many bullies hanging around town...:):)

Rick Matz said...

Perhaps it's the fortitude to make this transformation that makes him uncommon.

Personally, I think we all have that within us, but it takes a lot of ... courage perhaps?