The Man in the Arena has made the decision to use his everyday life as a training ground. He has chosen the arena over the mob.
Rocky strives to become the man who can meet the challenge. For us Martial Artist means; Value, Purpose, and Discipline
The Ronin of our mnemonic would never be a vassal. He derives great power from a unique value system that makes him free of any culture.
The portion of the iceberg above water is you now in your daily life. The portion that is below the waterline we call 1eye.
Most are filled with doubt, inhibitions, and concerned with appearances. I am asking how comfortable are you in your own skin,
Beauty registers with a deep part of you, it expresses who and what you are, deals intimately with life, and is very close to Meaning & Purpose.
You have a map of “reality,” in your head that if you keep following, will take you over cliffs and into dead ends forever.
“And all the sights these eyes have seen, will vanish into time, like tears in rain. Time to die.” This is true for you also.
You know, your life will end. But in your heart of hearts you don’t really believe it. As soon as you acknowledge this, your life becomes something of an adventure.