Category Archives: self awareness

Accountability

To truly hold oneself accountable is a major task. I see a million places I let myself off the hook.  Where I’m so lazy and not wanting to do the work. Accountability is being brutally honest-  It’s having standards beyond … Continue reading

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Living in the ring

Boxing is so simple and of course complex at the same instant. Boxing makes you face yourself as an entire system and forces you to own up to all your intent. I’m 46 and still cranking on improving my communication, … Continue reading

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Paradigms

I feel like I am a very late bloomer.  I am definitely not cutting edge or ahead of my time. I’ve been stuck in archaic paradigms for a long time and as I’m getting deeper into my 40’s I feel … Continue reading

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Space and Silence

To find yourself in the infinite, You must distinguish and then unite-  Goethe For the past year or more I have been working on seeing “space” versus objects.  I started with things like trees, fences, bicycle wheels and other inanimate … Continue reading

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Brewing the coffee

It’s Sunday morning-  I’m brewing coffee, studying about myofascial release and a few other boxing related things.  Class is happening at the gym and Seattle is getting a much needed respite from high temperatures. Every Sunday before I get to … Continue reading

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Impact

Sometimes I’ll feel an urge to write, but I won’t have a clue how to put all my thoughts down in tangible sentences.  Yesterday felt larger than daily life.  So many current events that seem inexplicable to me.  I watched … Continue reading

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The intimacy in boxing

Boxing is a sport full of intimacy.  Intimacy with self and others.  It brings us closer to ourselves.  We head into the ring to descend into the depths of personal fear and unknowns and when we come out, we have … Continue reading

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Not knowing

Not knowing is awful.  It takes over your mind with scenarios and certain uncertainties.  Not knowing allows your imagination to create realities that are not necessarily true…to start to believe every thought you have made up. Every coach and boxer … Continue reading

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