Note: As you read this article, please remember — as with all of my articles — I develop the article with in each part of the article. Consequently, I would ask that you make sure to read each part as I will develop what I have learned through each part of this article.
Hello and welcome back to Second Chance to Live. I am happy to see that you decided to stop by to visit with me. Thank you. Over the past several days I have been thinking about a truth that I have learned — through my experience. I would like to share that truth with you.
In a nutshell, I have found that life can not be rushed. Although I would like for more to be revealed “now”, I have come to understand that I can not know until I am ready. My experience and training in the martial arts has reinforced this life changing lesson.
Some years ago my Sensei shared something with the students at the beginning of a class. He said, “It is not the belt that makes the person, but the person that makes the belt.” His statement has had a profound impact upon me in both my training in the martial arts and in the way that I view and live my life.
Bruce Lee taught his students to develop their own jeet kune do. My Sensei’s, Instructor (Sifu Bustillo) original instructor was Bruce Lee. What I have learned through my Sensei, his instructor and ultimately from Bruce Lee is that being a student of the martial arts is about a journey.
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