A powerful look at the value of humility/humbleness.  It is a vital and powerful tool to begin practicing.  Feel the magnificence of the gift of your life and allow the feeling to dwell in your heart.  Words are not necessary. 

Listen to Podcast:  Warrior Wisdom #10

Assignment:  Practice humility but as importantly, it is important to begin talking about the value of humility so that others can begin to plant and develop this seed. 

The other side of offense and how it works in a physical confrontation and a verbal/emotional one.  Tai-chi/aikido redirection was introduced as we can recognize it and let it move past without “hitting” us and then come back centered and feeling non-threatened to where we can speak to the person.

Listen to Podcast:  Warrior Wisdom #9

Assignment:  Same as offensive above – see opportunities to practice ways of being defensive without attacking.  The goal is to still protect yourself without feeling attacked and losing any sense of self. 

The discussion of how being offensive works in sports and in the physical application of martial arts, but not in life…

Listen to Podcast:  Warrior Wisdom #8

Assignment: Think about offensive and when and where you see it.  What are the ramifications of being on offense (offensive)? 

 

The meditation of death and its value was discussed.  The idea of life as a movie and we are the writer, director, and star in our movie.

Listen to Podcast:  Warrior Wisdom #7

Assignment:  Be aware of life/death. Write the word DEATH somewhere where you and others can see it.  Talk about it and share its value with others. 

The discussion of blocking in martial arts and how it can be valuable.  We look at how blocking works in real life.  Blocking can be positive and negative in how we utilize it.

Listen to Podcast:  Warrior Wisdom #6

Assignment:  Be aware of how you’re blocking for the good in your life and ways that you block that keep people who care about you from being closer. 

Talk focuses on the lesson of John Wong and the Apple.

Listen to Podcast:  Warrior Wisdom #5

Assignment:  Consider the story.  Doubt?  Skepticism?  Fasination?  Horror?  Wonder?  Does it resonate on some level.  It lays the foundation for our never ending place of training and self-reflection.

This discussion revolves around Dances or forms and the dance we choose in life.  The goal is to dance and not be a wallflower.  Risk, dreaming, challenging oneself is all part of engaging the dance of life.

Listen to Podcast:  Warrior Wisdom #4

Assignment:  Talk to others and explore your current dance and what you might consider to enhance or challenge yourself in the dance in life. 

 

Discussion revolves around the true affect and feelings of gratitude.  Gratitude, if done from the heart is much more than words.

Listen to Podcast:  Warrior Wisdom #3

Assignment:  Be aware of the opportunities you have to be grateful and/or the times you were grateful.  Try and incorporate authenticity into your gratitude.

We discuss the concept of beginner’s/newborn mind and the value it plays.  It requires a lack of ego and is fresh, authentic, open…A great value.

Listen to Podcast:  Warrior Wisdom #2

Assignment:  Begin thinking from that perspective and begin talking about it with others to integrate it into your consciousness. 

An in-depth look at the overview of our series, WARRIOR WISDOM.  This lesson focuses on the Stance and how we project ourselves in life.  The goal is to be mindful of the way we take “our stand” in each moment. 

Listen to Podcast:  Warrior Wisdom #1

Assignment:  What do you think your stance(s) are in life and then offer it to people to see if that is indeed how they see you.  Once you’ve done that, create a new list of your DREAM stances.  What qualities would you be mindful of?