Tuesday, May 14, 2013

The Sounds of Silence

Never be bullied into silence.
 Never allow yourself to be made a victim.
 Accept no one's definition of your life; define yourself.

-Harvey  Feirstein-


The inner voice takes many forms but is usually not flashes of light,
life changing spiritual experiences or the result of rituals. 

It is usually just an inner gentle constant urging to change something.
Be willing to listen to the answers whether you like them or not.

Words have power and can choose the direction of our lives.
We can experience life positively or negatively .....

Our mind will create negative,
disempowering meanings whenever things are seemingly going wrong.


Success and failure are not overnight experiences.
 It’s the small decisions along the way
 that cause people to fail or succeed
 -Anthony Robbins-

As a young traditional martial artist
 my interpretations were often deemed questionable.
I remember once at Karate  College......
Joe Lewis said, "What are you going to teach ?"
Years later while evaluating a group of my students at an event in Boston......
Joe said, "Where did you learn that?"
I replied, "From you !"

Once Bill Wallace said,
 "How can you be a Joe Lewis Black Belt with a hook like that ?"

That same,....'hook...like that'.....
sent the Herman Digital Trainer.... Off the scale !!!

In Uechi Ryu Karate, titles are awarded to teachers
who write or create things that further the art.......
Often the greatest lessons are not in the words, (spoken or otherwise);
But what's inspired from the sounds of the silence between those words,
 and what we choose to to do with it.