Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Destroyed but not Defeated

A man can be destroyed but not defeated.
-Earnst Hemingway-

Alot of us have faced alot of adversity this year.
Ralph Ellison wrote in the invisible man,
  'Life is to be lived, not controlled; 
and humanity is won by continuing to play in face of certain defeat.' 

True happiness means forging a strong spirit that is undefeated,
 No matter how trying our circumstances, sometimes it takes physical pain to get to the root of a deeper wound that you are unconsciously inflicting on yourself..

We expect alot from ourselves living the warrior lifestyle.
Sometimes we fall short of our personal expectations.
 Being a warrior isnt about not getting knocked down,
it's about continuing to get up. 
A friend recently reminded me of this with this quote,

Ego says you must be number one.
Spirit says you always have been.
(Thanks Angie)

We all face setbacks at some point along life’s journey, 
and learning to bounce back not being distracted is what gives our spirit strength.
. It's funny distractions in the fight game have always been one of my favorite tactics.
I've found solace by having  gratitude for what I still have
.Experiencing gratitude in simplicity changes everything..



R.I.P. Flossy