Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Little Reminders

Sometimes they are really subtle. Sometimes I can't even identify what is a little reminder. Searching in the dark trying to understand or make sense. Trying to figure out the message, the course of events...the idea that whatever it is, whatever this is...is the next step on the road, good or bad. But the question rises up...how can this bad thing be good? What is it here that I'm supposed to be getting? Or is it just me trying to make sense out of something that doesn't make sense. Is this making sense?
Does everything that happens REALLY happen for a reason (as we all like to say)? Or is it like history...where it's really HOW you see things or interpret things or define things? Is "making sense" of life really just packaging events into a coherent, manageable and understandable sequence of related events? Is it really just about interpretation?

Friday, July 24, 2009


Be honest with yourself.
Don't keep saying you're going to do something but deep inside you know you're never going to do it. Why the lip service? Don't keep lying to yourself. Be honest about who you are. All this does is waste your time and energy.
Don't be the guy (who we all know) who says he wants to train BJJ but you never see him take a class or step on the mat. What are you waiting for? Do it or let it go.
Don't be the guy that always says he's going to compete but he NEVER does because he's never "ready". What does it mean to be "ready"? If you are going to do it, then do it. There ARE belt/skill levels for a reason. Don't waste your life away dreaming about a day that never comes. Make that day today.

One moment, this moment.
One day, this day.
One life, this life.

*Disclaimer: Please act responsibly.