The autumn leaves are falling like rain. Although my neighbors are all barbarians and you, you are a thousand miles away, there are always two cups at my table.

T’ang Dynasty poem

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 09, 2014

Life Lessons

The following is an excerpt from a post at The Daily Runner Page. The topic is 10 lessons that running teaches you about life. I think that they apply equally well for martial arts training. The full article may be read here. Enjoy.

10 Lessons Running Teaches You About Life

1. When things get tough, just keep going.


2. Consistency creates habit.


3. You’ll have to get through hell before you get to heaven.


4. Reaching your goals will take a lot of work.


5. Every aspect of life is mental.


6.  You do have time– you just have to make it.


7. You define your own limits.


8. If you wait for the right conditions, you’ll never get anything done.


9. Go beyond your limits every day and watch the magic happen.


10. There is peace even in the most chaotic times.





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