Welcome back. I am glad you decided to stop by to visit with me. I am very honored to have you as apart of my world. This morning I noticed something that tickled my curiosity. I saw that that my readership had dropped off quite a bit. I was concerned by this new trend. Consequently, I began to ask myself, what might have caused the drop. Yesterday, I shared some personal revelations with you that have helped me to find freedom. I had these spiritual awakenings because I became willing to do the work. My desire is to provide an atmosphere that encourages my readers to do their work, because I value and respect them. I believe in you and want you to flourish.
As I have shared in one of my posts, I believe that to be empowered I must be willing to learn how to fish. In keeping with this thought, if someone gives me a fish, I will eat for today, but if they teach me how to fish, I will never go hungry another day in my life. My journey as a traumatic brain injury survivor has provided unique learning opportunities. Many of my friends have told me that most people would have given up along time ago, if they had to endure your path. I could have easily made the decision to give up on myself, but I did not make that choice. I am committed to my process and to my journey. Consequently, I have a favor to ask of you. As we continue on this journey together, please realize that my motivation is to share what has worked for me and what I have learned through my struggle to overcome obstacles.
On a personal note, over my lifetime I have trained in different martial arts. On this path I have acquired different knowledge and various skills sets. Several years ago, I began training in a new martial art style. I remember my Sensei (instructor) asking me a question when I was a green belt. How can I fill your cup, if yours is already full? You need to empty your cup before I can fill it. After he shared that wisdom, I emptied my cup and began to grow in that style. I have since obtained my brown belt in IMB (International Martial Arts and Boxing) and am currently training towards my black belt. I share this with you to illustrate a point, not to draw attention to me.
My ability to pursue excellence is proportional to my willingness to empty my cup and learn from others. When I cease to be willing to learn, my heart begins to harden and I die. Benjamin Franklin sums up this thought in the quote, “Some people die at 25 and aren’t buried until 75”. I do not want to be among the walking dead and I believe neither do you.
If you have any thoughts, please leave a comment and I will get back to you. Have a great day.
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