When you devote yourself to one thing in particular, all the others find their place
The main key to my teaching is the training and contemplation of the warrior's path, which must be the only concern of your life.
This may seem to leave no room for anything else, but the opposite is true.
When you dedicate yourself to one thing in particular, all the others find their place, because you do not allow yourself to be disturbed by the whims of others. The strength of your courage to act according to your convictions is very important in this respect. It is very hard to devote your life to something if nothing compensates you for the loss of life's little pleasures.
Finally, if you pursue perfection through a particular path, it is the pleasure of the spirit of the very thing that will be granted to you.
Genius is 1 % inspiration, 99% perspiration.
Your fear is the sharpest definition of your self. You should know it. You should feel it virtually constantly. Fear needs to become your friend, so that you are no longer uncomfortable with it.
Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the face.
That was the real secret of the Tarahumara (ed. group of indigenous people of the Americas living in the state of Chihuahua in Mexico who are renowned for their long-distance running ability): they'd never forgotten what it felt like to love running. They remembered that running was mankind's first fine art, our original act of inspired creation. Way before we were scratching pictures on caves or beating rhythms on hollow trees, we were perfecting the art of combining our breath and mind and muscles into fluid self-propulsion over wild terrain. And when our ancestors finally did make their first cave paintings, what were the first designs? A downward slash, lightning bolts through the bottom and middle--behold, the Running Man.
Distance running was revered because it was indispensable; it was the way we survived and thrived and spread across the planet. You ran to eat and to avoid being eaten; you ran to find a mate and impress her, and with her you ran off to start a new life together. You had to love running, or you wouldn't live to love anything else. And like everyhing else we ove--everything we sentimentally call our 'passions' and 'desires' it's really an encoded ancestral necessity. We were born to run; we were born because we run. We're all Running People, as the Tarahumara have always known.
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