I begin to borrow or make up sayings to live by such as:
—“No other enlightenment outside yourself. Seek knowledge, seek skill.”
—“Never give up, there’s always a way.”
—“Life is like that.”
These are the key experiences that showed the path for me to start my personal development and martial arts journey. At this time I continue training with little to no formal instructor assistance available but still forge ahead, not really knowing for certain of what I’m doing, but with enthusiasm and passion for the journey.
I am truly grateful for these seed experiences that sprouted, grew and then were cultivated into a celebration of over 2 decades of training, instructing and learning. The journey has been good!