Tag Archives: metaphors

Truth in the ropes

In the ring is where only the truth is told.  There isn’t room for in between.  Only direct engagement allowed.  You aren’t too bold, brash or honest-  Little silent moments as fists exchange, revealing what is in between the lines. … Continue reading

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Comfort

One of my favorite shows is Life Below Zero.  It follows several folks as they demonstrate their method of subsistence living in different areas of Alaska.  They live, not survive and are fully engulfed in their day to day activities. … Continue reading

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Looking for openings

A lot of times I hear, “I’m going to get in shape and then I’ll start coming into boxing classes.”  One interpretation of this statement is the person is very nervous to feel uncomfortable around a group of their peers. … Continue reading

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More on silence

I’m seeing the importance of being able to embrace silence while in the chaos of life.  I’ve recently come off of a couple of months of experiencing several conflicts.  I’ve believed and doubted myself over and over again.  I’ve filled … Continue reading

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Knowing

Boxers can possess an undeniable confidence because we know what it means to hit the mat and stand up again.  We know ourselves because we are constantly interested in exposing our deepest fears, our insecurities.  To know your own darkness … 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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Just a bit about boxing

My very first true love is boxing.  I am of course unabashed in love with friends and family closest to me, but boxing, it’s got a hold of me. What happens in the gym is what I envision in the … Continue reading

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Punching

Boxing gyms are places for folks to come together and express themselves.  We are the physical barbershops where people can punch out their differences and similarities.  Our walls house non conformity and room to grow as individuals. We are a … Continue reading

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