Tag Archives: boxing metaphors

Boxology

Boxing’s a never-ending PhD in which you discover, keep and discard multiple theories… You can never settle on any particular idea…..you have to follow laws of nature. A boxer’s biology, body mechanics, mental focus and emotional intelligence all fall under … Continue reading

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Opportunity

We are given opportunities in life.  We seize them, or we don’t and seek another chance to change directions. In working on being more self-aware, I learned that it’s best to have a methodology in which you are able to … Continue reading

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Giving Space

Giving space is an active state. A boxer stays out of range- relaxed but actively engaged so they can change directions, speeds, recover, whatever they need……They see everything across the gap.  The slouch of shoulders or the aggressive intent and … Continue reading

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Try this perspective

This week I’ve given 2 talks on Conflict.  One at John Muir elementary to the teachers and administrative staff and the other at Starbucks headquarters at a coffee tasting meeting.  It’s been fun, invigorating and its inspired me to share … 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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Boxing Spirituality

Through boxing I have found my spirituality.  My most authentic experience from the inside out.  Through boxing I have discovered the true meaning and power in never arriving at any destination.  I have finally gotten an initial grasp of the … Continue reading

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Polar Forces

All life lies in the movement resulting from the clash between two polar forces, love and conflict. -Empedocles You touch gloves, you punch each other, you hug at the end of a fight. As boxers, in the ring, we engage … Continue reading

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Community Thoughts

There is this overwhelming gratitude growing in the gym.  It is palpable.  When you walk through the door of this gym, there is this beautiful dichotomy of individual and group. Your gender, class, heritage, past, present and future all disappear … Continue reading

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Phenomenon – The letdown

A boxer asked me the other day if I felt a little down after winning silver in the World Cup.  I loved the question and in order to answer it, I want to share with you our shared experience. When … Continue reading

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a version of responsibility

A friend recently shared a blog titled Everything Doesn’t Happen for a Reason by Tim Lawrence. I like Mr. Lawrence cannot stand being told that everything happens for a reason.  It’s the most uncaring and non responsible thing that can … Continue reading

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