In our desperation not to face our challenges
we tend to hide behind people and things
all the while knowing
it's much easier to face them head on
than to run and hide.
We were given hearts to love and be loved,
sometimes they break.
Over time they mend,
the way to mend a broken heart is to love more than ever.
There are people who touch our lives trying to break us down,
but everyone who touches our lives is a teacher.
Trust, like respect is earned not just given.
The road back to trust and respect is not an easy one.
It is paved by taking chances, letting someone in,
giving them a chance to love the hurt away
and reignite our passion.
Some will hurt or disappoint us anyway.
We need the courage to persevere,
taking every chance to find our passion.
One day someone or something will touch our life,
inspiring us with their willingness to give us more love,
more passion than we ever thought we had to give in return.
('Sissy') holding her daddy Joe Lewis' hand as he died.
Our passion is sometimes 'birthed' in tragedy.
People are always blaming their circumstances,
for what they are.
I don’t believe in circumstances.
The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want,
and if they can’t find them, make them.
~George Bernard Shaw-
Joe Lewis said,
We need to sense whether we've been motivated by fear
or by confidence.
One will lead you to being the martial artist you admire,
the other will lead you to avoid challenges
by allowing you to continue to hide in fear of being exposed.
Feelings are the keys to our motivation and our desires.
Our spirit is our energy and our pathway.
Our mentors and/or instructors are our guides and our escorts.