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“Discipline is freedom.” – Jocko Willink

Radical Acceptance, a Meditation

Radical Acceptance, a Meditation

Accept, choose, and embrace what is and whatever arises with enlightened wisdom—that is, without judgment, without resistance, without attachment. Welcome it with unconditional friendliness. Forgive eagerly, completely, and freely all those who’ve hurt you in your...

Me vs Me

Me vs Me

Like many people, I love competition. Actually, I thrive on it. (But maybe not in the way you might think.) Sure, in all my training partner relationships, we compete against each other (and do so all the time). But it's really very friendly, and I care very little if...

What I Do Everyday

What I Do Everyday

Every day, I pursue revelliously and reveliently the evolution of my being. I do this by looking and listening, and by training at my limits—not just physically but also emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. To get what I want, I pay the price in every moment of...

Tranquility Vs. Toil and Chasing After the Wind

Tranquility Vs. Toil and Chasing After the Wind

In Ec 4:6, Solomon penned the following words: “It is better to have one handful with tranquility than two with toil and chasing after the wind." See? Minimalism (or maximalism [see Note below] is NOT a new concept. It's a philosophic approach to life that's been...

Four “Traveling, Mantralike, Prayers”

Four “Traveling, Mantralike, Prayers”

I'm a huge fan of praying all the time. Sometimes, I use words. When I'm moving about and decide to use words, I often go with one or more of what I call "My Traveling Prayers." Traveling prayers are memorized prayers that I just pray over and over again in a...

The Practice of Practicing Everything

The Practice of Practicing Everything

What would your life be like if everything you did was just for practice? And not just to prepare for some future performance or competition, but to experience the simple joy that comes from working at a skill, be it sinking a jump shot, finishing a piece of...

My Papa

My Papa

The My Papa Prayer [see Note below] Note: Again, this is just a synthesized (and expanded) rendering of the Words of Jesus from The Lord’s Prayer (aka The Our Father Prayer ) recorded in Mt 6:9-13 and Lk 11:2-4. Jesus to Me [minus (in this instance) quotations]: Dave…...

Self-knowledge, a Meditation

Self-knowledge, a Meditation

It’s been said that the highest form of human knowledge is self-knowledge. I both agree with and disagree with this statement. My disagreement lies, mostly, with the stopping of the argument at the general (and exquisitely broad) category of “self-knowledge.” To...

Faith, a Meditation…

Faith, a Meditation…

What is faith? Faith is the yielding—the Trinity-breathed, Trinity-ordained yielding—of oneself to God in and through the organic (that is, the naturally supernatural or supernaturally natural) consent of one’s absolute belief. The soul drive of faith is to breed...