Few activities are as delightful as learning new vocabulary.
This year has taught me the simple craft of belief. I believe in the things I’ve nurtured and built this year. Slowly but carefully. Such as understanding, knowledge, passion, strength; the hundreds of songs I’ve written, the 365 poems, the books I’ve read and the miles I’ve run. The resolution to breathe, to meditate, to not harm my mind or body even when I’ve felt like it.
You must learn to enjoy life and have fun doing what you love.
I was so hungry to learn. My mother drilled this into me. When you read,she said, you know–and you can help yourself and others.
There are things you need to know that you already know.
Then the Warrior realizes that these repeated experiences have but one aim: to teach him what he does not want to learn.
(About the magic bathroom).
If knowledge is money, and money is gold, then this is modern day Alchemy.
Feces (wasted time) is turned into gold (knowledge).
When we leave this life, we only get to take two things: the love we received and the lessons we learned.
Jiu Jitsu has shown me that we are not confined to the lot which we inherit. We are not bound to these fetters eternally. They are temporal. We can transcend them should we sincerely choose to. Sincere effort is in fact the rarest virtue among man.
Though our collective level of knowledge may always be defined by a certain set of answers, we are never limited by the questions we may pose.